Every fisherman dreams of a bigger catch and last Tuesday Captain Austin Eubank hooked $1 million on a $20 Mega Cash ticket.
The big win came after Austin stopped off at a convenience store in Wilmington to purchase a drink and decided to gamble on a $20 Mega Cash ticket.
"It's fun to dream about, but you never expect it to you happen to you," he said in a news release.
"I could tell something was off from his voice," Margaret Eubank said in a release. "He told me, 'I just walked into the gas station and bought a scratch-off.' I was kind of annoyed at first because, of course, he won something. So I asked him how much, not expecting anything big. When he said, 'I think a million,' I couldn't believe it."
The couple who have a young son picked up the winnings on Wednesday, opting to take $600,000 lump sum, which gives them $424,506 after tax witholdings, lottery officials said.
They have yet to make any firm plans for the money but a fishing pole for their 14-month-old son, Baylor is top of the list.
"We are a family who loves to fish," Mararget Eubank told the press.