- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man who read that someone had won $1 million in a recent Powerball drawing was in for a big surprise.

The N.C. Education Lottery says in a news release that when Lloyd Dockery of Lowell went to check the ticket he bought at a convenience store last Saturday, he found out that he was that winner. Dockery said he pulled out his ticket and checked four times to ensure he had indeed won.

Dockery said he almost bought two tickets, but decided “if I’m going to win, I only need one.” He said he plans to use his $707,501 to give to his church, pay off his house and get a new guitar.

The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is $750 million.

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