North Carolina couple claim $3million scratch card prize

RALEIGH, N.C. – A retired Winston-Salem man and his wife have won $3 million from the North Carolina Education Lottery’s “$200 million Extravaganza” scratch card.

Ann Settle, the wife of David who purchased the ticket, said that she was ready for bad news when he told her he had something to tell her and that she needed to sit down. She couldn’t have been more wrong, they had just become multi-millionaires!

Mr Settle said that he couldn’t believe he was the lucky winner and had to ask the clerk at the store where he purchased the ticket to have it verified.

David Settle said, “I’ve been dabbling in it ever since the lottery started. I’ve been pretty lucky. I’ve never won anything big, but I would get my money back.”

The couple agreed to split the winnings 50/50 and they both went for the annuity payout, which means they will each receive just over $50,000 per year for 20 years after all state and federal taxes are taken from the prize amount.

The only plans the couple revealed they had was to support their family, including their two children and two grandchildren.

Published: November 5, 2010

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