A teenager has won the lottery just two weeks after his grandpa predicted he would scoop the jackpot.
Dalton Radford, 18, snapped up a couple of lottery tickets and an energy drink between jobs in Dallas, North Carolina, US, after being told that he would soon land a cool $1million dollars (£822,000)
The North Carolina State Lottery released a statement yesterday (Wednesday, December 7) sensationally revealing that Dalton's win had been foreseen by his grandfather.
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Dalton explained his purchase: "I left work and was going to my second job. I stopped for a White Monster drink and two Carolina Jackpot tickets.”
The North Carolina State Lottery said: "Radford, a public works employee, bought his lucky ticket Friday afternoon from Will's Food Store III on Dallas High Shoals Highway in Dallas. He checked his tickets in the parking lot and discovered his win."
Dalton added: "I thought, ‘Hey! I just won a million dollars. I called my mom, dad, and grandpa. Everyone was happy.”
Dalton explained that his win came after his grandpa made an interesting prediction, saying: "He said I would win $1 million (£822,000) two weeks ago."
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The young man said he plans to save most of his prize money, but added that he does have one purchase planned.
He said: "I think I’ll buy a brand-new Silverado [pickup truck]."
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Lottery officials said: "When he arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday to collect his prize, he had a decision to make.
"He could choose to receive the prize as an annuity of $50,000 (£41,132) over 20 years or a lump sum of $600,000 (£493,584). Radford chose the lump-sum amount of $600,000 and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $426,063 (GBP 350,000)."
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