Marcell Parker from Newport News has just made the news, thanks to a million dollar lottery win he credits to following a gut feeling.
As he was walking out of a Stop and Go store, he saw a sign announcing that the store had sold a ticket which won $5 million. This led to an urge to go and try a $10 instant ticket, which he did. By the time he left the store he was a million dollar winner.
Parker chose to receive the single payment option of about $537,393 before taxes and says he’ll use the money to take care of his mother.