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Martin County grandfather celebrates Father’s Day with $1 million lottery win

June 18, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:52 PM

Kenneth Jenkins of Hamilton celebrated Father’s Day with a $1 million lottery win.

“I couldn’t ask for a better Father’s Day,” said Jenkins, who has five children and five grandchildren. “It’s wonderful!”

His good fortune happened Sunday when he stopped at the Duck Thru Food Store on South Front Street in Hamilton. He bought two Lucky No. 7 scratch-off tickets.  

“I’ve scratched a lot of tickets,” Jenkins said. “But I’ve never scratched one like that. I just went to Harlem I was so excited.”

Jenkins claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $423,009. He plans to use some of the money to take his wife traveling.

“I’m not sure where we’re going to go yet,” Jenkins said. “Now that we have the option to do it, I just know we’re going to go somewhere.”

The $10 ticket launched in April with six top prizes of $1 million. Four top prizes remain.




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6/24/2018 09:51 - Elizabeth C.

Congrats!!... Many blessings to you and everyone... Getting closer to Bladenboro area. I'm in it to win it. My Budget is $40 q two weeks... Lol

6/24/2018 02:19 - April J.

Wow congratulations

6/22/2018 06:02 - DL H.


6/21/2018 11:29 - Edmond M.

God bless ??????????

6/21/2018 10:42 - Berry B.

Congrats Mr.K.J.!!

6/21/2018 02:22 - Priscilla G.


6/21/2018 11:04 - George H.

Congrats On Your Win And For Living In A City Named After Me!!!Maybe I"LL Be Next.

6/20/2018 10:33 - Gregory F.

Congrats to mr.Jenkins this a great blessing from GOD. Enjoy your blessings from GOD. Waiting on my blessing to help me in my retirement.

6/19/2018 11:52 - Marie M.

Congratulations Mr. Jenkins. Enjoy your travels.

6/19/2018 08:32 - Maurice H.

Bless you!

6/19/2018 08:29 - mary d.

congrats to you sir God bless you

6/19/2018 12:20 - Vicki G.

Yay!! Congrats to you and your family! :)

6/18/2018 11:47 - joanie m.

Congratulation Kenneth

6/18/2018 04:14 - Audrey F.

Congrats, enjoy

6/18/2018 04:13 - Allen M.

congrats to you and your family!!

6/18/2018 04:13 - Allen M.

congrats to you and your family!!

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