Erin and Raleigh Hill had until Wednesday, Feb. 16 to turn in their ticket, which they purchased Aug. 20 at the town’s Market Express on Old Monroe Road. Raleigh Hill, a baggage handler at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, said he was overwhelmed and nervous about the publicity that would result when they turned in the ticket.
“It wasn’t about the money. It was the attention,” Hill said. “The hoopla, you cannot describe it.”
After taxes, the couple received $340,000 each. Erin Hill said they plan to pay bills, possibly buy a new home and take a trip to Ireland.