Pitt County social worker to use $100,000 lottery win to pay twins’ tuitions

Christopher Mills
Christopher Mills(North Carolina Education Lottery)
Published: Dec. 8, 2021 at 3:12 PM EST
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RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A Winterville man won $100,000 in North Carolina’s Education Lottery and already has a plan for what he wants to do with the money.

Christopher Mills said he wants to help pay for his two sons’ college degrees after his $20 scratch-off ticket earned him a $100,000 win.

The North Carolina Education Lottery says Mills is a 59-year-old social worker who has worked for the state for 25 years. His twin boys are pursuing Master of Business Administration degrees from Campbell University and are on track to graduate next December.

We’re told Mills bought his ticket from the Shell Right Way on North Herritage Street in Kinston.

Mills said when he scratched the ticket in his car after buying it and saw that he had won, he had to put on his glasses to double-check that was correct.

“I thought, ‘What in the world, this can’t be right,’” Mills said. “It was unbelievable.”

The lottery says Mills is the first winner of one of the two Winter Winnings game $100,000 prizes. Two $1 million prizes and one $100,000 prize remain to be claimed.

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