Marine veteran snags $750K in lottery win

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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Jacksonville man who served in the Marine Corps for 20 years is now a lottery winner.

According to a release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, William Parks Jr. won $750,000 in the Jumbo Bucks scratch-ff game. He purchased the $10 ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Piney Green Road in Jacksonville. He claimed the prize earlier today in Raleigh.

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“Something just told me to buy the ticket,” Parks said.

After taxes, Parks will take home $519,378. He said he plans to make a donation to his church, pay off his house and save the rest for retirement.