"I've been playing the same numbers every day since the game started," he said. "The numbers are all different birthdays for people in my family."
Caudill bought a ticket for Friday's drawing from Charlie's Tobacco Outlet on Eastchester Drive in High Point and later found he had matched all five white balls.
"I figured there must be an error," he recalled. "I couldn't sleep the rest of the night."
Caudill said he already knows where some of his winnings will go.
"I can pay my house off now," he said.