Hucks is a truck builder at Daimler Trucks in Cleveland, N.C., and realized early this morning he held in his hands a winning lottery ticket.
While the two jackpot-winning Powerball tickets from last night’s drawing were sold in Missouri and Arizona, Hucks bought his winning ticket at the Mr. Express on Nations Ford Rd.
Store clerk Mike Sharifi.
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“I didn’t even have the truck door locked, and I had a $1 million ticket out there,” Hucks told lottery officials when he arrived to collect his winnings. “Then I can’t believe I let three or four guys at work hold my ticket and Google the numbers screaming, ‘It’s a $1 million.’”
Hucks called his girlfriend to tell her the news and that he was headed home. She was worried it was taking him so long, but at one point he had to pull over to throw up, overcome he beat the 1 in 5,153,633 odds to be a millionaire.
He’s paying off his house and will be back at work tomorrow.
Mr. Express in Rock Hill received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.