Mounting bills and less work.
Unfortunately many of us can relate to it, but one local man can breathe a sigh of relief about his financial woes, since hitting the lottery's "lifetime riches" lottery.
Gilbert Steven Proctor, or Steve, will now get 50 thousand dollars for the next 20 years.
On Monday, he took a break from work as a telephone cable contractor to buy a soda.
He walked into this convenience store in Rocky Mount and decided to buy a scratch off ticket as well.
That ticket was one of six top prizes of a million dollars. Proctor says he knows exactly what he wants to do with the cash.
Proctor is quite a lucky man, he tells us, before he hit the top prize, he had won more than a hundred dollars on a scratch off ticket the day before.
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