Dalton Radford left work and was heading to his second job when he stopped for a Monster energy drink and two Carolina Jackpot tickets, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
Radford, a public works employee, checked his tickets in the parking lot of a Will’s Food Store and discovered he won $1 million.
“I thought, ‘Hey! I just won $1 million,’” said Radford. “I called my mom, dad, and grandpa. Everyone was happy.”
Radford said his win came after his grandpa predicted two weeks ago that we would win $1 million.
The 18-year-old said he plans to save most of his winnings but will use some of it to buy a brand-new Chevrolet Silverado.
Lottery officials said Radford chose to take the lump sum amount of $600,000. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home approximately $426,063.