Greensboro Barber To Buy Home With $1 Million Lottery Prize

8:50 PM, Feb 28, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Teddy Williamson, a Greensboro barber, says he has special plans for himself and his family now that he's won the lottery.

Williamson says he'll use his $1 million prize to buy a new home.

He won his million playing the Holiday Millions game. Williamson bought the winning ticket Tuesday at the Great Stops on Church Street in Greensboro.

"I knew there weren't many Holiday Millions tickets left out there so I had to get one," Williamson said. "I took it to a friend's house and scratched it. When I saw it said a million, I couldn't believe it. It still hasn't hit me, really."

Williamson chose not to claim the $1 million prize in annuity payments of $50,000 a year for 20 years; instead, he took the $600,000 cash option. He'll take home $408,006 after taxes.

He says he plans to use part of his prize to help his family, take a vacation and save for the future.

"This is going to put me in a good place," Williamson said after holding his check for the first time.

Williamson is the third and final player to win $1 million instantly playing the Holiday Millions game.

Players can enter their non-winning Holiday Millions tickets into a drawing for a chance to win $3 million, the largest second-chance prize the NCEL has ever offered. The draw date is April 3, and entries must be submitted at by March 31.


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