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South Carolina couple scratches off ‘jumbo’ $1 million lottery prize

April 16, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:33 AM

Gloria Walls and Gary Daniel of Clover, South Carolina thought they hit the jackpot months ago, until their good luck struck again to the tune of $1 million.

“About two months ago, we won $500,” recalled Walls. “We thought we hit the big time then!”

The couple purchased their winning $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Harris Teeter on Robinwood Road in Gastonia.

“When I scratched off that number ‘9’ I couldn’t speak and the tears came down,” said Walls.

The couple claimed their prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. They had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. The couple opted for the lump sum and each took home $212,251 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

Walls and Daniel say they’re still feeling their initial reaction to the big win — shock. “We can’t believe that we did it,” said Walls.

Jumbo Bucks launched in April with eight top prizes of $1 million. Seven top prizes remain to be won.


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4/20/2021 09:59 - Vaneshia L.

Congratulations I’m waiting on my turn too. May the Both of you continue to be Blessed. Sincerely,Vaneshia.L

4/20/2021 07:57 - Kishyia M.

Congratulations ??????

4/19/2021 07:42 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations to u both.

4/19/2021 09:53 - john j.

Are the odds better on the millionaire $30.00 ticket than say the $10.00 ticket ?NC Lottery
Hi John, great question! Overall odds on the $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket are 1 in 3.35. Overall odds on $30 Millionaire Maker are 1 in 2.95. Overall odds on $30 Colossal Cash are 1 in 2.83. Keep in mind that these odds are approximate at the time of printing and the odds will change as prizes are won. These odds also reflect the odds of winning any prize, from a break even prize to the top prize.

4/19/2021 07:17 - Yolonda S.

Congratulations to you both!

4/19/2021 03:22 - Winnifred I.

So genuinely happy for both of yo you.

4/18/2021 09:47 - Kristi S.

Congratulations to the winners. OAN, why do people care so much about someone else's winnings? If I win I'm taking the lump sum!!! Yes they take alot of taxes but I don't care. If I spend $5,10,15 etc...and someone gives me millions who cares what they take. It's wayyyy more than what I had. Take what I owe and give me the change!!

4/18/2021 09:39 - William A.

I loved Jumbo Bucks because you took home more money with the 750K prize. The lottery board once again found a way to pay the players LESS! Thanks

4/18/2021 08:50 - Steve L.

I wonder how much taxes went to SC, since they played the lotto in North Carolina and picked up the rize money here. Did they get taxed when they got home, for bringing the cash back?

4/18/2021 05:41 - Gerald B.

Congratulations to both of you from Gerald in New Bern North Carolina

4/17/2021 07:20 - Gregory F.

Congratulations on your big win. I can't win anything in the Ahoskie era I even buy tickets in other places to.The lottery needs to spend the big money out. People from Other states have better luck than me.

4/17/2021 03:31 - shirley b.

Time for those trip 999's. They stay blocked ???? Can't even get them in. Everybody say they coming. Been playing them for too long now. Looking for 999 in pick 3 or pick 4.

4/17/2021 03:02 - Kimberly H.

This couple must have been desperate. If they had of taken the time to do the math and think about it, maybe they would have realized that by accepting the money in a lump sum they paid 70.75% in taxes leaving them $424,502.00. Where as if they had of took in annuities it would have given them a total of 707,500.00 about 35375.20 a year. They pretty much gave away 282,998. NC Lottery
Hi Kimberly. Thank you for your comment. The difference between the lump sum and the annuity would be earned on interest over the course of 20 years. Hope this helps.

4/17/2021 01:05 - Kimberly J.

Congratulations to you. I would love to see winners in my area. We get the 5, 10, 15 40, and and occasional 2-500 dollor wins. Only once was the top prize off a extreme ticket in my area. I know they say rolls are distributed with a certain amount of wins to stores but dang I spend my money too and I want to win a top prize. I want something other than gas money!!. I think I'll just keep my money in my pocket. Can't even win a freaking draw lol.

4/17/2021 01:01 - james s.

The 40% difference the interest makes up for..I don't know what bank you think acquires that much interest. Guess yall are still basing that on that fake 8% interest rate they we may have been getting in the 1980's

4/17/2021 11:59 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you both and I wish you both many more wonderful wins.

4/17/2021 11:17 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

4/17/2021 06:09 - Dorothy M.

Charlotte and surrounding counties, Greensboro, Raleigh, Fayetteville. Everyone else are just contributors.

4/17/2021 12:34 - leland s.

ok lump sum 600000-387749 in taxes is 212251 take they have nc and sc getting state taken out ? 64 % approx in taxes

4/16/2021 11:00 - Sharon S.

You "Lottery Responders" really PLUCK MY NERVES!!! A PLAY ON WORDS! WWE lottery players can read! And the back of a scratch ticket is CLEAR! The NCEL is banking and we are not! Don't advertise a Million if you're not going to pay it out. Over a period of 20 years sucks!I win a million! I want a MILLION! POINT blank!!

4/16/2021 09:47 - James R.

I don’t think it’s right that a out of state residence can clam a North Carolina lottery prize of 100,000 or more any thing at 100,000 and up should be left for North Carolina residence only someone should change the cash in policy... I think I will call in Monday and talk to them about that and see what happens

4/16/2021 09:16 - Zelda L.


4/16/2021 05:52 - Demetrius M.

I wanna experience dat feeling....

4/16/2021 04:17 - Antonio L.

Congratulations to the winners. For the past two weeks I’ve been a winner by not playing ??. I’m done with their shananaghans.

4/16/2021 03:03 - William D.

Would like to see that when you play for a million you actually get a MILLION?????????? get rid of this ridiculous annuity.

4/16/2021 02:16 - Margaret G.

It’s truly crazy that you win a million dollars and can’t even come home with at least half of the prize you won.575,498 of you winnings (more than the winner gets) taken off the top. Is this much of the prize really for just taxes.NC Lottery
Hi Margaret, the difference between the annuity and the lump sum is not a penalty--winners are given the choice between a $1 million payment paid out over 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000. The 40% difference between the lump sum and the annuity would be earned on interest over the course of 20 years. When the lottery began, only annuities were offered for prizes like this. Players asked to have the choice to take a lump sum, so we began offering it. It is always up to the player to choose which one to go with. Hope this helps clear things up!

4/16/2021 02:16 - Michael B.

Hey NCEL! Is this the third largest jackpot for the Cash 5 tonight ?

4/16/2021 02:02 - michael s.

Congratulations to both of you!

4/16/2021 10:57 - Casselle W.

Congrats on your well deserved win!!. Pay it forward and keep on winning. Stay Safe

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