Grandfather Who Always Insisted He Would Win Lotto, Scoops $10million!
I’m sure many of us have insisted that one day we would win the lottery, but one lucky grandfather from North Carolina has been proven right, after scooping a huge $10,000,000 on a ‘scratch-off’ ticket. Theodore Duncan aged 52, really did win in an instant on his way to a landfill site on Monday 1st April.
The machine mechanic was gobsmacked by his good fortune but insisted it was written in the stars. On Thursday 3rd April, Theodore collected his prize and explained: ‘I always told people that one day I’d hit the lottery. Today’s that day.’ Every week, the grandfather would buy three or four tickets and recalling the moment he won, he said; ‘I said, “I won, I won, I won. I panicked, I just looked down at it. I was so shocked I couldn’t drive. I had to get my brother to come get me.’
The $10,000,000 win on the North Carolina Education Lottery was subject to tax, which meant his windfall came in at $4.2million after the necessary deductions.
Plans have been made already, with the lucky mechanic revealing how he will make use of his windfall; 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.’ Not only that, but he also plans to share a percentage of his winnings with the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for paediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Thanks to generous donations from the likes of Theodore, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
On the 3rd April, the North Carolina Education Lottery saw another winner hit a top prize, this time Richard Beare from Charlotte bagged a $250,000 prize, but this win is tinged with sadness. Richard from has recently been diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer. His wife insisted he stop at the service station for a Powerball ticket, but he opted for a scratch off ticket instead and wasn’t sure of the result with not being able to understand the ticket, but the clerk explained how it worked and revealed that he had won a quarter of a million dollars! He plans to take his wife to Italy with his win.