::Wake Co. Man Wins $1 Million In Lottery
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff Reports
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
RALEIGH - A Wake County retired heating and air-conditioning repairman who purchased his ticket in Raleigh was a million dollar winner this past weeked in the Powerball drawing offered by the NC Lottery.
According to the NC Lottery, Glenn Jackson of Knightdale bought a ticket that matched all five white balls in Saturday's drawing.
The lottery explains that matching all five white balls normally pays $200,000, but because Jackson paid extra for the the Power Play feature, his winnings increased to $1 million.
The lottery says that Jackson visited the NCEL's headquarters in Raleigh with his wife Amanda to claim the prize.
Lottery officials say that Jackson's wife told her husband that they had won only after checking the numbers in the newspaper, the Internet, and by calling a local retailer.
"I knew matching five numbers had to win something," Mrs. Jackson told the lottery.
Jackson, who told the lottery that he let the computer pick his numbers, bought his winning ticket at Paul's Cash Grocery on Poole Road in Raleigh.
The retired Knightdale resident said he will save, pay bills, and "enjoy" his prize money. ::