Sister picked out N.C. teenager's $1M winning lottery ticket


Published in Weird News

(UPI) A North Carolina 18-year-old scored a $1 million prize by having his sister choose his scratch-off lottery ticket.

Jalen McLean of Raleigh told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he gave some money to his sister and told her to buy him a scratch-off lottery ticket.

McLean's sister, Dasha Silas, selected a $10 Jumbo Bucks ticket from the Valero on South McPherson Church Road in Fayetteville.

She brought the ticket back to her brother and watched as he scratched it off.

"He had a huge smile on his face," Silas recalled. Like so big it looked like the movie character Venom.


McLean won the game's $1 million top prize.

"I feel like the luckiest guy in the universe," he said. How many 18-year-olds win something like this?

The teenager said he plans to use some of his winnings to buy an Audi.

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