It took just a few words for Dale Sumney to inform his wife Robin that he had won a huge lottery jackpot – “I’ve done it” was all he said. Sumney’s short announcement is dwarfed by the size of the prize he won: $10 million dollars. His win represents the biggest scratch-off ticket in North Carolina.
The couple have since decided to receive the prize in just one lump sum payment of about $6 million, which taxes would further reduce to about $4.1 million. That is still more than most lottery jackpots. Their plans for the money include a few vehicles, and helping out family members.