RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A Granville County man said he will retire after winning $10 million from a scratch-off ticket.
Theodore Duncan of Oxford stopped by the Berea Mini Mart on U.S. 158 West in Oxford on Monday when he bought a $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch off, the North Carolina Education Lottery said.
Duncan said he also plans to buy his dream home.
“I’m 52, and now that I’ve won this, I can finally stop working,” said Duncan. “I’m going to retire and get a brand new three-bedroom house with a big pool. I’m also going to use some of the money to spoil my 12 grandkids.”
Duncan works as a machine mechanic.
“When I saw the money symbol I knew I won something,” Duncan said. “When I scratched off the prize I couldn’t believe it. I was so shocked I couldn’t drive. I had to call my brother to come get me.”
He elected to take the lump sum of $6 million over 20 payments of $500,000 a year.
After taxes, he will take home $4,245,009.
“I always told people that one day I’d hit the lottery,” Duncan said when he got the check. “Today’s that day. It feels so good.”
The ticket cost Duncan $30.