Pitt County Man Wins $500,000 In Instant Lotto Game

A Pitt County man says he plans to pay off his mortgage and spend more time with his family after a $500,000 instant lottery win.

Glenn Wooten of Fountain received a check from the North Carolina Education Lottery for $340,003 after taxes. "I was sitting in the car and I scratched off three zeroes," Wooten said. "I thought I had won a thousand dollars, so I put it down without scratching the rest of it. Something told me to pick it up again, so I scratched off the rest and sat there in complete disbelief. I couldn't breathe. I've never felt this way in my entire life."

Wooten bought the winning ticket at the Wilco on Dickinson Avenue. He says he now plans to try his luck again and purchase one of those tickets for tonight's record Mega Million jackpot of $640 million.

Wooten is a crew leader for a local parks and recreation department.

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