Lottery luck strikes twice for Durham man
Posted January 23, 2014
Durham, N.C. — A Durham man has won his second big prize in two years playing North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off games, this time striking it rich with a $1 million ticket.
Lottery officials said Thursday that Keith McClintock bought both lucky tickets at Tommy’s Mini Mart on Cole Mill Road in Durham.
In April 2012, he won $150,000 on a $5 Aces High ticket. McClintock recently scratched off a $10 Holiday Gold ticket to win $1 million.
He chose to take the money in a lump sum of $415,203 after taxes.
“When I won, it was like, ‘Oh my God – $1 million,’” said McClintock, a small business owner. “It’s amazing.”
He said his first win helped him pay for his daughter’s college education, pay some medical expenses and buy new cars. He’s thinking about using some of the money from his latest win to remodel his kitchen.
McClintock said he also plans to keep playing the lottery.
“Maybe I’ll get a trifecta,” he said.