Vietnam Vet From Charlotte Wins $1M ‘Mega’ Prize

CHARLOTTE,NC–Vietnam Veteran Mathew White, Jr. wasted no time heading to Raleigh after discovering he won Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing.

“Congratulations, you’re a millionaire!” a coworker said Tuesday after comparing White’s numbers, discovering all five white balls matched.

White says he purchased the ticket at the Fuel Mart on West Boulevard in Charlotte, “this is a blessing,” he said. “I never had any idea this would happen to us.”

After White called his wife, the two headed to Raleigh to cash in their $692,000 after taxes.

The couple says they will use the money to pay off bills, go on more fishing trips and even plan a trip to San Diego.