ENC Retiree Wins $500,000 In NC Lottery

A retiree from Eastern Carolina will be able to live a little more comfortably now after winning $500,000 in the NC Education Lottery.

Roger Hall, a retired UPS driver from Pink Hill in Lenoir County, scratched off the $500,000 top prize on his "$500,000 Jackpot" ticket while sitting in his truck outside the Short Stop on Jackson Street in Beulaville, where he purchased the ticket.

Hall's win came just three days before another lucky day in his life, his 39th wedding anniversary.

Hall plans to use a portion of his winnings, worth $340,003 after taxes, to pay bills and spend a little extra on his anniversary. Hall says, "I thought I would take her out and buy her a hot dog. I'm going to splurge."


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  • by mee - mee Location: K-town on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:55 AM
    if i had won the lotto i sure wouldn't want the whole world to know.. that would only send an invitation out to the theives in this crooked, wicked world or invite so called associates / relatives in for questioning & begging.....
  • by Good for HIm!!! Location: greenville on Sep 29, 2010 at 06:16 AM
    Good for you!!! I hope you have many happy healthy years to enjoy this little extra Icing on the cake!! Spend wisely!!
  • by Enough is Enough Location: Greenville on Sep 29, 2010 at 03:41 AM
    You know we are practically brothers right, you are my 2nd cousin since twice removed from my momas daddys side. we need to do lunch...
  • by lucky him on Sep 28, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    he must have got the school systems share!!! but good for him!
  • by Monica Location: New Bern on Sep 28, 2010 at 01:33 PM
    @Vickie, I bet if you were on the receiving end of the Obama "share some" plan, you'd be singing a different tune. LOL
  • by sweet on Sep 28, 2010 at 11:37 AM
    Hey didn't I goto school with you and we were best buddies. Na just joking. I keep playing and nothing here, I need a bigger rabbit's foot or something. PP or MM hit for me this week plz???? hehehe
  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Sep 28, 2010 at 09:37 AM
    Donna,you say "share some"?I love how people love to tell others what to do with there own money.Sounds a lot like the obama plan.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 28, 2010 at 08:58 AM
    Why not post the loosers or how many scratched off that particular game and won nothing.? how about showing the N.C payout verses the other lottery states?I here N.C has the lowest payout of them all.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 28, 2010 at 06:40 AM
    I'd be hiding that money if it's possible. Glad for Roger and he wont have another financial worry in his life.
  • by Ruby Red Location: Eastern NC on Sep 28, 2010 at 06:01 AM
    Why don't the lottery tickets just state what you actually win after taxes? Another rip-off by our great government.
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