KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — He has always dreamed of winning big and that’s exactly what happened to a man from Kings Mountain.
Howard Welch III, has always said, “I plan to win the jackpot one day” and now he’s got the lucky ticket to prove it.
Welch bought a $3 Quick Pick Powerball ticket from the 3 Point Market and Grill on Goforth Road in Kings Mountain. He said he buys a ticket when the jackpot reaches more than $100 million.
However, he didn’t realize he won until several days later when he went to buy tickets for Saturday’s drawing.
“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the numbers,” he said.
“I kept thinking, ‘Is this real?’ I turned pale and started shaking I was so excited.”
He even went back to the store and scanned his ticket to double check. After he heard the music he knew he was a winner!
He plans to get a new house and invest the rest of his money.
Welch took home $1,415,001 after state and federal taxes.