18-Year-Old $1M Lottery Winner Says His Grandfather Predicted His Win


  • An 18-year-old won $1 million after buying a scratch-off before heading to work.
  • Dalton Radford told the NC Education Lottery that his grandfather predicted his win.
  • Radford plans to buy a new car and save the rest of his money. 

An 18-year-old who won a $1 million lottery scratch-off ticket said his grandfather predicted his win weeks before. 

Dalton Radford was headed to his second job earlier this month when he decided to stop by a convenience store in Dallas, North Carolina for an energy drink and two jackpot tickets, according to the NC Education Lottery.

When he got to the parking lot, he realized his life was about to change. 

“I thought, ‘Hey! I just won a million dollars,'” Radford, a public workers employee, told state lottery officials. “I called my mom, dad, and grandpa. Everyone was happy.”

He added that his grandfather said, “I would win $1 million two weeks ago.” 

Per the NC Education Lottery, Radford decided to take the lump-sum option of $600,000, leading him to walk away just shy of $426,000 after tax. 

He plans to use his prize money to buy a new car — a Chevy Silverado specifically — and put the rest in the bank, he told state lottery officials. 





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