Lottery Winner Says He Won't Work Overtime Anymore

1:54 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Education Lottery says a man who won $1 million in Wednesday's Powerball drawing says he's not quitting his job.

Just don't expect him to pull any more overtime.

Lottery officials say Jerry Hucks of Rock Hill came forward Thursday to claim his winning ticket. Hucks was one of three people in South Carolina who matched all five white balls in the drawing.

According to the lottery, Hucks works as a truck builder at Diamler Trucks in North Carolina. When he got off work Thursday morning, he checked his Powerball ticket in his truck against a sticky note with the winning numbers on it and realized he won.

"I didn't even have the truck door locked, and I had a $1 million ticket out there," he told lottery officials.

Lottery officials say he called his girlfriend to tell her the news. As he was driving home, he had to pull over at one point and throw up.

Hucks plans to pay off his house, and he'll be back to work on Friday--just with a new rule.

"I'm not quitting, but I'm not working anymore overtime," he reportedly told lottery officials.

The MR Express in Rock Hill, the store where Hucks bought the ticket, received a commission of $10,000 for selling the claimed ticket.

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