North Carolina man ‘moves’ after ‘unreal’ lottery win

A lucky man in North Carolina plans to spread the wealth among family and friends after winning an “unreal” lottery prize.

Timothy Marshall, of Raleigh, recently stopped by the Sheetz on Falls of Neuse Road to purchase a $5 Mega Bucks scratch-off ticket, according to a press release from the NC Education Lottery. When he realized the ticket won him one of the game’s $200,000 prize pools, he couldn’t believe his luck.

“I started looking around to make sure no one was making fun of me,” he said. “I was shaking.”

He added: “My mother always said something like this would happen to me. It’s just surreal.”

Marshall claimed his prize last week at lottery headquarters and took home a total of $143,001 after all required state and federal tax withholdings. He told lottery officials that in addition to paying bills and saving money, he plans to use his winnings to provide for his family.

“I want to put a smile on their faces,” he said. “I know they would do the same for me.”

However, his family isn’t the only one wanting to surprise Marshall. He told lottery officials he also wants to give back to the employees at the store where he bought his winning ticket.

“I fist bumped the guy at the counter when I first went there. I know them because I go to that store all the time,” he said, adding, “I’ll go back there and give them something too to give.”

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