(FOX46CHARLOTTE) -- GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- Christmas came early for a Gaston County Marine veteran. He hit the lottery -- big time.
"I have been crying every day since I won," said Michael Harlow wiping away tears. He still can't believe that it happened.
They're tears of joy. The money couldn't have come at a better time. Harlow, 61, works as a security guard. As he was on his way to work he stopped to buy a lottery scratch off.
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