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Knightdale Man Wins $1 Million Lotto Prize

Posted July 16, 2007 10:20 p.m. EDT

— A Knightdale man claimed a $1 million payout from the North Carolina Education Lottery Monday.

Glenn Jackson, 62, a retired heating and air-conditioning repairman, let the computer pick his numbers for Saturday's drawing at Paul's Cash Grocery at 7301 Poole Road in Raleigh.

Anna Jackson, his wife, said she confirmed the winning numbers by looking in the newspaper, online and calling a local retailer. She found that her husband had multiplied his winnings by choosing the Power Play feature.

"I knew matching numbers had to win something," said Anna Jackson.

Glenn Jackson said he will save some money, pay his bills and "enjoy" the rest of his winnings.

The Jacksons claimed their prize at the NCEL headquarters Monday morning.

Brenda Olinger of Apex also won $10,000 in Saturday's drawing.