North Carolina man wins $10 million lottery ticket, James Belich, Dad on lunch break bought lottery ticket at south Charlotte store. James Belich picked up a lottery ticket while on his midday break, scratched it in the store and discovered he'd won $10 million (AU$14.4 million), according to North Carolina Education Lottery. A North Carolina father stepped out for lunch and returned a multimillionaire.
“You never expect it,” Belich told lottery officials. “You think maybe you’ll win something, but not $10 million. It’s unbelievable.” Belich will now bring home about $4.2 million after taxes and fees. So what does he plan to do with the money? Belich said he and his wife will use part of the money to pay off their bills and then invest the rest. He said he’s also happy that his two young sons are set for life, according to The Inside Edition.
“We like where we live, it’s great to raise a family,” says Belich. “We may buy a few extra rounds for folks when we go out, but this prize will create a brighter future for our kids. That’s what’s important. It’s awesome, just a blessing.” Belich is the first player to win the top prize since the $30 ticket launched in April with four $10 million prizes and six $1 million prizes. Three $10 million prizes and five $1 million prizes remain to be claimed.
Belich is the first player to win the top prize since the game started in April. Three $10 million prizes and five $1 million prizes remain to be claimed, according to the lottery’s website. Cigarettes & More will receive a retailer incentive of $10,000 for having sold the ticket, lottery spokeswoman Townley Cheek told The Charlotte Observer. “We may buy a few extra rounds for folks when we go out, but this prize will create a brighter future for our kids," Belich said. "That’s what’s important. "It’s awesome, just a blessing.”