Lottery Winner Thought $1,000,000 Phone Call Was Prank

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.

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