Erin and Raleigh Hill of Stallings shared a $1 million win in the N.C. Education Lottery’s Mega Millions game, claiming the prize one day before the winning ticket was scheduled to expire.
Raleigh Hill, a baggage handler, said he discovered that his $2 Megaplier ticket had matched all five white balls, earning him and his wife an automatic $1 million prize, a couple of weeks after the August 20 drawing. But he said he waited about two or three weeks more to tell his wife, Erin, a federal government employee. He said he finally told his wife at the end of a bad day for her.
“Things aren’t all that bad,” he told her as he left the winning ticket on a computer screen after displaying the winning numbers. […]