A LUCKY teenager won a cool $1 million on a lottery scratch card just two weeks after his grandfather predicted he would.
Dalton Radford was on his way to his second job when he stopped at a local shop to buy an energy drink and two scratch cards.
The 18-year-old, a government worker, said: “I left work and went to my second job.
“I stopped for a monster white drink and two Carolina jackpot tickets.”
Dalton said he realized he’d won a million while checking the scratch cards in the store’s parking lot.
He told the North Carolina Education Lottery, “I was like, ‘Hey, I just won a million dollars.’
“I called my mom, dad and grandpa. Everyone was happy.”
Dalton of Dallas, North Carolina, USA purchased the winning lottery ticket at Will’s Food Store III on the Dallas High Shoals Highway, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Dalton said his grandfather predicted he would win $1 million on the lottery just two weeks before buying the winning ticket.
He claimed his prize at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
The North Carolina Education Lottery said Dalton could have received a $600,000 lump sum payment or a $50,000 annual payment over 20 years.
The lottery company said the teen chose the lump sum option and took home $426,063 after taxes.
Dalton said he plans to save most of his profits but will likely get a new vehicle first.
He added: “I think I’ll buy a brand new one [Chevrolet] Silverado.”
Last month, a North Carolina woman gave birth to a baby girl on the same day she won $100,000 in the lottery.
Brenda Gomez Hernandez, 28, had the day of her life on November 9 when she went into labor on the day of the Powerball draw and hit four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000
The price doubled when the 2x Power Play multiplier hit.
After the required tax deductions, she took home £52,904.
She collected her prize from the lottery headquarters on November 30th.
Brenda told the North Carolina Education Lottery, “I feel like she brought me luck, I’m so grateful.”
As it turns out, Brenda’s newborn wasn’t her only child to influence the lottery win: “I have two sons and I used their birthdays to pick my numbers.”
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