The recession just ended for Larry Pigg and Quinton Harris.
The Harrisburg neighbors on Monday found a $1 million lottery ticket while cleaning out Pigg’s truck.
The scratch-off ticket for the “$130 Million Blockbuster” game was sold at the Circle K off Freedom Drive in Charlotte. Pigg told lottery officials that after buying the ticket he stashed it in the door of his truck.
He and Harris were cleaning the truck this week when they came across several old tickets, he told officials. Harris noticed that one ticket was a winner, but the prize amount had not been revealed.
Harris scratched off the prize amount and made his neighbor a $1 million winner.
It was the eighth $1 million winner found in the game to date. Two more winning $1 million tickets remain.
Pigg’s winnings will be paid out as an annuity: $50,000 a year for 20 years, according to the Charlotte Observer. He told lottery officials he planned to save some of the cash and help others.
He said Harris, his friend and neighbor, would get half, the Observer reports.