Lucky fishing trip precedes lottery win for Nash County man
Posted August 6, 2013
Sims, N.C. — Hours after catching five fish on a Nash County lake, a Sims man on Monday had a dream come true when he won the top prize of $4 million in a popular lottery game.
"I was having a good morning," Will Critzer said in a statement. "And I remembered I had bought that ticket and I went and scratched it. There it was. A good morning got better."
Critzer is the second person in North Carolina to win the top prize of $4 million in the Gold Bullion game. He purchased the winning ticket at the P.K. Mart on Raleigh Road in Wilson.
Critzer, who took a lump sum check of $1.6 million, came to collect his prize in Raleigh with his wife Donna and two young children.
"I've got two kids to pay for college and retirement," He said.