“It was my kid’s birthday so I was going out to get a cake and I had old lottery tickets I needed to cash in,” recalled Grant. “I got down
to the last ticket and it said ‘Winner! Go to lottery headquarters.’ I
could barely believe it.”
Grant, a driver for a solid waste services company, won the jackpot in the May 22 drawing. He purchased his lucky Quick Pick ticket at Lee’s
Quick Stop on North Main Street in Mount Holly, where he is a regular
“Every time he comes to my store he always has a smile on his face. I’m really happy for the gentleman who won the jackpot,” said Sam
Saengchanh, owner of the store, on Tuesday.
When Grant found out he hit the jackpot, he called his wife to share the good news.“I told her, ‘You’ll never believe it, but I just won a
million dollars,’” he recalled. “When she found out I won, she started
Grant says he was “amazed” by his good fortune. “When I got back to the house, as soon as I got out of the car, I was jumping up and
down.”Grant claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in
Raleigh. After federal and state tax withholdings, he took home
“It was an amazing feeling and still is hard to believe,” said Grant. “I was holding on to a wish and a dream. I never would have
thought that I’d be a winner.”
Grant says he plans to buy a new home with his winnings. He plans to continue working and “use the rest wisely.