North Carolina man wins $2m Powerball: ‘I think our lives are about to change’ – The Coastland Times

Charlotte’s Alfie Farlow said Wednesday he was looking forward to a wonderful Christmas with his family after winning $2 million in Monday’s Powerball draw.

“I told them, ‘I think our life is about to change,'” Farlow said, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Farlow said the first thing he plans to do with his winnings is put money in an account for his two young daughters for their school fees.

“My daughters won’t have to worry about school fees anymore; that’s what matters most to me,” Farlow said. “It’s a nice feeling.”

Farlow purchased three Quick Pick Power Play tickets at Sam’s Mart on Providence Road in Charlotte on Monday night’s draw. He said he got up and went to work the next day without even thinking about Powerball tickets. After leaving work, Farlow said he looked at the Powerball numbers on his friend’s phone to see if he had won.

“I saw they were compatible and I couldn’t believe it,” Farlow said. “It’s so surreal. You’re almost too scared to really believe it.

His $2 million prize was the biggest prize won in the country in Monday’s draw.

Farlow, a 54-year-old machinist, said that after setting aside money for his daughters’ school fees, he wanted to buy a new house and eventually start his own trucking business.

Farlow arrived at lottery headquarters on Wednesday to collect his prize. After required federal and state tax deductions, he took home $1,415,000.

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