North Carolina Man Wins $837K Lottery Prize After Sister Had a Dream He Found a 'Bunch of Gold'

"I guess dreams do come true," David Atwell told lottery officials

<p>NC Education Lottery</p> David Atwell with his winnings

NC Education Lottery

David Atwell with his winnings

There's a healthy combination of luck and dreams involved in winning the lottery, but for one North Carolina man, it was his sister's dream that foreshadowed his win of over $830,000.

The North Carolina Education Lottery said in a release that David Atwell, of Kannapolis, won $837,187 from the Cash 5 jackpot on April 27.

But according to lottery officials, his sister's dream predicted his win. “In her dream I found a bunch of gold," he said, adding, "I guess dreams do come true.”

Atwell purchased the winning ticket for $1, but said he never thought he was the actual winner.

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He matched all five numbers to win the jackpot, officials noted. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 962,598.

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“I was stunned," he said. "At first I saw the jackpot went back down to $100,000 so I knew someone hit it. I had no idea it was me."

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On April 29, Atwell claimed his winnings, and after federal and state taxes, he took home $598,591, according to officials. He now plans to give some money to his church and pay some bills.

North Carolina has proven to be a location of luck, with Donnie Leviner beating the odds by 1 in 1,598,205 to $2 million lottery prize, lottery officials shared this week. "Something just told me to buy it,” he told officials.

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According to lottery officials, Leviner has previously only purchased a few lottery tickets. This time, the 18-year-old man decided to buy the $20 Big Cash Payout ticket — and then he won. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $858,006.

“I was in disbelief,” he recalled.

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