Bertie County Man Is Latest $1 Million Lottery Winner

A Bertie County truck driver won $1 million on a scratch off lottery ticket on Tuesday.

Michael Thompson, of Kelford, played the $10 Carolina Gold instant win game he bought in the Northampton County town of Rich Square.

Thompson chose a lump sum payment of $680,000 and after taxes received a check for $462,403. He plans to pay some bills, slow down at work a bit, and enjoy life more.


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  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Nov 6, 2011 at 09:36 AM
    If after taxes, netted him $680,000, why did he recieve a check for $462,403 ??
  • by Clifton Location: Washington on Nov 6, 2011 at 09:36 AM
    If after taxes, netted him $680,000, why did he recieve a check for $462,403 ??
  • by gail Location: parmele on Nov 4, 2011 at 03:03 PM
    its sad that after taxes and other charges you don't even have half of what you won.but some is better tan none.
  • by fred Location: martin co on Oct 26, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    glad to see a working man won this,,good luck to him!
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Oct 26, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    He sounds like a real nice man; still wants to work for his pay. Hope his banking institution will help him with optimal investment options too. Congratulations!
  • by Fellow Truck Driver Location: Jamesville on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:36 AM
    Congrats! I know from experience that truck drivers work awful hard for not-so-great pay. Glad to see good fortune come to one. Be sure to thank the good Lord for this blessing.
  • by livenbertie on Oct 26, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    With as much garbage that happens in Bertie, it's nice to see a good story. Kelford is not an upper income area. I certainly wish him the best and pray that he knows that people will come out of the woodwork with hands out. Please don't give a penny to any local or state government association dealing with Bertie because it's all ate up! Just check out the other Bertie news today. Every couple of months there is some sort of scandal with these big fish that live in a little pond. I suspect that this man is probably seasoned and agrees with my thoughts.
  • by jerseygirl Location: Washington on Oct 26, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    Congratulations and he doesn't need to give his money to anyone. I know this will help him and his family. God Bless.
  • by Me Location: NC on Oct 26, 2011 at 08:52 AM
    Good for him!
  • by White Man on Oct 26, 2011 at 07:53 AM
    Chris I don't know how long you have been a US citizen, but the economy been screwed up way before Obama became President! No President is perfect but Obama gets the most criticism and we all know why!
    • reply
      by Anonymous on Oct 26, 2011 at 01:59 PM in reply to White Man
      No, tell us why.
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