After a day at work, Charles Martin headed back to his home in Amelia Courthouse, Virginia to do some yard work. But his evening outside was cut short when it started to rain, so he headed to his favorite convenience store to get some scratch-off lottery tickets instead.
That was a smart move because one of those scratcher tickets was a winner, a really big winner. Martin’s Extreme Millions ticket won him the top prize - $10-million! The odds of winning that are one in almost three million (2,937,600.) He had the choice of taking the full $10-million over 30 years or a one-time cash payment of $6,570,302 before taxes and he picked the cash option.