RALEIGH, N.C. (WJZY) — A Raleigh man is now $2 million richer after treating himself to a $20 scratch-off card last Friday.
“When I was buying the tickets I said, ‘This is my Father’s Day gift to myself,’” John Rogers said. “This will be one Father’s Day I’ll never forget.”
Meet John, the 64-year-old that bought his lucky $100 Million Mega Cash ticket from Capital Food Mart on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh, near Interstate-440.
“I was kind of delirious to tell you the truth,” Rogers said. “It still hasn’t really hit me yet.”
Rogers had the decision to receive the prize as an annuity of $100,000 over 20 years or $1.2 million on the spot. He chose $1.2 million, and after-tax withholdings pocketed a grand total of $852,126.
“My wife told me, ‘You don’t have pocket change, you’ve got money now,’” Rogers laughed.
Rogers says he will also donate money to his church and help out some family members. First, he’ll take his wife on a special vacation.
“I’ve always told her I was going to take her to Hawaii and now I can,” he said.