Charlotte Resident Strikes Gold with Nearly $1M Lottery Win

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Benjamin Simmons hit the jackpot after playing the lottery game several times at a familiar store.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte man, Benjamin Simmons, is celebrating a massive win of $992,574 from a Fast Play jackpot, as confirmed by the North Carolina Education Lottery. 

Expressing his excitement, Simmons mentioned, “I’ve been a regular at that store, playing this game for quite some time.”

Shortly after scoring big on a $20 Max Win ticket one Friday afternoon, Simmons wasted no time in claiming his substantial cash prize.

Following deductions for state and federal taxes, Simmons happily walked away from the lottery headquarters with $709,696 in hand.

The winning ticket was purchased at Raceway Amoco located on Lyles Lane in Concord.

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Simmons further shared that his frequent visits to the store had cultivated a friendship with the owner whom he’s eager to share the news of his big win with.

 “It’s going to be a great moment telling him about my win,” Simmons remarked.

He expressed his intention to utilize the money to assist a family member facing medical challenges.

Simmons’ stroke of luck coincides with the anticipation building up among North Carolina residents for the upcoming draw on Saturday, which could potentially yield a $1.3 billion prize.

Currently, the Fast Play jackpot amount stands at $29,100 as of Saturday morning.

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How much did Benjamin Simmons win in the lottery?

Benjamin Simmons won a whopping $992,574 from a Fast Play jackpot prize.

Where did Benjamin Simmons purchase his winning ticket?

Benjamin Simmons bought his winning ticket from the Raceway Amoco on Lyles Lane in Concord.

What does Benjamin Simmons plan to do with his lottery winnings?

Benjamin Simmons intends to use the money to support a family member facing a medical issue.

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