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A North Carolina lottery player who had won the Lucky for Life top prize of $1,000 a day for life was a bit doubtful about how far his newfound wealth would go in today's economy.
In the current times of rising prices, this lottery player wasn't shocked or felt anything different as winners normally do when they win such a huge prize in the lottery. With such a large sum of money at hand, i.e. $1,000 a day for life, the lucky winner, Shindler of Gastonia does not plan on any lavish vacations or buying a new house even in the near future.
The North Carolina Lottery announced on Tuesday that Shindler bought a Lucky for Life ticket worth $2 through Online Play and won the top prize of $1,000 a day for life, which he has the option to claim as lump-sum prize money.
As per the reports, he matched all the white balls drawn - 1, 17, 25, 27, and 42 — along with the yellow Lucky Ball number 10 to bag the top prize for last Wednesday's drawing held on August 3. The odds of winning the Lucky for Life top prize are 1 in 30,821,472. So, start analyzing the Lucky for Life number Statistics page to win the next game and be a millionaire!
Shindler visited the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday to claim his winnings, which he can either receive as $365,000 a year, each year, for the rest of his life or $5.75 million as a lump sum. The lottery winner opted for the lump sum and ended up walking home with $4.08 million after taxes.
The 60-year-old, on the other hand, didn't have much to say about how the money could be put to good use.
Shindler told The Charlotte Observer, "I'm just going to save the money." "$4 million these days isn't much, my friend."
Instead of planning an exotic vacation or looking for a new home, he informed the newspaper that he will continue to work in IT services for the City of Gastonia until he retires in two years.
"I'm down to earth," he added. "I mowed my lawn. It's that simple. I'm just going to unwind."
With three adult daughters and three adult sons, he and his wife, Anna Marie, were overjoyed at first, but quickly realized that $4 million would not go far.
They mentioned they might enjoy supper out, but for the time being, the money is best saved.
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