Local Man To Get 50 Thousand Dollars For Next 20 Years

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

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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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Mar 16, 2009 at 02:10 PM
    This man got some reason to celebrate with some drinks on tap.
  • by Neil Shlonson Location: NC on Mar 15, 2009 at 12:50 PM
    Who could possibly miss an American >cough< woman? Sorry, sir. No mouthbreathing, med-addicted, cellphoned operating, foul mouthed obese money grubber will be parking her "Princess" winshield bannered Cavalier in my driveway. Here's hoping this prize winner installs a Security detail around his home to keep the liberal welfare state away as well. How's that stimulus working, libs?
  • by MOVE ACROSS THE POND on Mar 15, 2009 at 09:34 AM
    Neil, If you like what you see overseas why not move there America would not miss you and nether would the American women miss you.
  • by me Location: here on Mar 15, 2009 at 07:54 AM
    something else for the folks to argue about! Congrats to u.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Mar 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    samantha, you don't have a clue whether or not Steve ever blessed anybody so you are not sure of anything. Regardless, Steve, I am glad to hear about the peace of mind you should have from this point on knowing that this money is coming in.
  • by qwerty on Mar 14, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    Yea anonymous but he gets this in excess to working, this is for nothing, no work or anything.
  • by samantha Location: Jacksonville NC on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    God bless those who have blessed other people, and I'm sure steve was one of those people. congradulations to you and your family.
  • by Neil Shlonson on Mar 14, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    No doubt he will now have every lazy, money-grubbing, social failure of an American woman after him. Here's hoping he does the right thing and looks overseas for marriage, as more and more men are doing.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2009 at 05:11 AM
    There is a way to get that kind of money over that period of time. It's called a career.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2009 at 12:34 PM
    Kathy: The actual prize was 50 grand over 20 years. Not a lump sum. He had no choice but the get it spread out like that.
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