Walters purchased his Quick Pick ticket for the Oct. 5 drawing through Online Play on the lottery’s website. He checked his NC Lottery Official Mobile App a couple of days later and found out he’d won.
“I was excited,” said Walters.
Walters was one of three lucky winners who matched all five numbers in the drawing, beating odds of 1 in 962,598. Each winner won a third, $328,841.
He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $232,655.
Walters said that with this money he’d help his daughter and pay some bills. “Pay off a lot of stuff,” he said.