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'Want to put a smile on their faces': North Carolina man plans to help family with $200,000 scratch-off win

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) — Timothy Marshall, of Raleigh, plans to help take care of his family after buying a $5 scratch-off and winning a $200,000 top prize.

“I want to put a smile on their faces,” he said. “I know they’d do the same for me.”

Marshall bought his winning Mega Bucks ticket from the Sheetz on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh.

“I gave a fist bump to the guy at the counter when I first went in,” he said. “I know them because I go in that store all the time.”

Marshall said he also wants to share his winnings with the workers in the store.

“I will go back there and give them something, too,” he said.

Marshall said he initially had trouble believing his big win when it happened.

“I started looking around to make sure nobody was pranking me,” he said. “I was shaking.”

He collected his prize at lottery headquarters Monday.

After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $143,001.

“My mom always said something like this would happen to me,” he said. “It’s just unreal.”

In addition to sharing his winnings with his family, Marshall plans to pay some bills and put the rest in savings.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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