A man in North Carolina is celebrating a major win after thinking the phone message informing of the $1,000,000 lottery prize was a prank. Eddie Nations was in shock when he received the phone message, but after calling the North Carolina Education Lottery back he realized the win was a reality. He said he began crying and shaking in disbelief. Nations, who was one of over 1,000,000 other entries in the Extreme Millions Second-Chance drawing, opted to collect his winnings as a lump sum.
He was given the option of receiving the prize in the form of annual payments amounting to $50,000 for 20 years, or a lump sum of $600,000 dollars.