Marine wins $100K in scratch off win


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — An Onslow County man and his family are ending 2015 on a high and surprising note.

Marine Micky Simons said he had no idea his $10 ticket was a winner when he took it to the WilcoHess on Richlands Highway in Jacksonville.

“When [the clerk] started screaming, that’s when I knew I won,” Simons said.

Won he did – $100,000! Simons and his family drove to Raleigh today to claim their prize, which is $69,253 after taxes. Simons said he will use the money to get debt-free before he retires from the Marine Corps in 2017.

Simons added his wife was upset he bought the ticket at first, because it made him late for dinner.

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