CONCORD, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A Concord man says he's still in shock after he purchased a $1 million lottery ticket for the second time in two years.
Terry Splawn claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
“What are the odds of this happening?” Splawn said. “I can’t believe I won the lottery not once, but twice!”
Splawn said first run in with good luck happened in April 2017 when he bought a Millionaire Bucks ticket from Sam’s Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord. The second happened Wednesday, less than two years later, when he bought a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket from the same store.
“I was surprised,” Splawn said. “I couldn’t believe I hit again. I just thought, ‘This can’t be happening.’”
Splawn had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,506.
“My wife spent most of the last prize remodeling our home,” Splawn said. “I’m keeping this one. I’m going to put it aside for a rainy day.”