A Mint Hill man has some extra spending money. Johnny Nations Jr. won $10,000 in the North Carolina Education Lottery June 7 Powerball. He purchased his ticket at the Gas N Go Food Mart at 13209 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte. Meanwhile, the mystery of the $250,000 Mega Millions winning ticket has been solved as William Bergman of Raleigh came forward to claim his prize. Bergman, a retired IBM employee from Raleigh, said he decided to check a batch of old tickets at 3 am Friday morning and discovered he had matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball. He said he wouldn’t be celebrating his win until he deposits the check into his bank account.

“I’ll probably smile,” he said, thinking about the deposit.