Johnston county man wins $2 million recently in scratch off lottery game

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Lucky Johnston county guy scoops $2 million recently in scratch off lottery game

A Johnston County man played a different lottery scratch-off game and wound up a millionaire.

The North Carolina Education Lottery on Tuesday identified John Teague of Selma as the final $2 million winner in the Grand Money game.

“I was scratching in my truck and I’m like, ‘This can’t be real,’” Teague said.“First thing I did was scream at the top of my lungs.”

He usually plays the Cashword game but opted for a $20 Grand Money ticket when he stopped at the Circle K on North Brightleaf Boulevard in Smithfield.

“I just had this overwhelming feeling telling me to buy that ticket,” he said. Teague, who works in Youngsville as a maintenance director, chose a lump-sum prize of $1.2 million and took home $855,006 after taxes were withheld.

He says he plans to buy a house, pay off his truck and buy a new lawn mower. Teague is the fourth $2 million winner in the game, which debuted in September 2021