$1 million Powerball winner comes forward in Asheville

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RALEIGH, NC (WSPA) – An Asheville resident is $1 million richer after he matched 5 numbers in Tuesday’s Powerball drawing.

Carroll Swayngim claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh saying, “it is just like walking through a dream.”

Swayngim bought his ticket at the Enmark gas station on Tunnel Road on Tuesday.

He says he checked his numbers the next day making a checkmark next to each number, “When I checked the fifth, I said, ‘Lord, have mercy’ and I yelled to my wife, ‘I think we have won one million dollars.'”

The chances of winning one million dollars in Powerball is 1 in 11.7 million. After taxes, the retired accounting manager took home $692,500.

He says he and his wife will pay off their mortgage and bills, help their two sons, and save the rest.

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