NC man ‘counting his blessings’ after winning lottery ticket almost blew away
A North Carolina man is “counting his blessings” after beating the almost 1-in-a-million odds to win a lottery prize, consistent with the NC Education Lottery.
And all of it took place after he got here uncomfortably just about shedding his fortunate ticket, the lottery stated on Twitter.
“Whenever I get my tickets, I put them in my car door,” stated John Hepburn of Fayetteville, consistent with the lottery’s Twitter submit.
Then ultimate week, “a few of my tickets blew out of the car,” he stated, consistent with the lottery’s information unencumber.
“So I figured I should probably check the other ones and see if I won anything,” Hepburn endured.
Hepburn checked a ticket for Friday’s drawing and found out he received a $489,211 prize from the Cash five sport, consistent with the lottery.
“My son had to help me figure out how much I won,” Hepburn stated, consistent with a lottery information unencumber. ” I couldn’t believe it when he told me.”
Hepburn will get greater than $346,000 after tax withholdings, the discharge stated. He will put the prize cash towards his grandchildren and loan bills, consistent with the lottery.
Hepburn, a retired Goodyear Tire plant supervisor, purchased the fortunate ticket on the Raeford Quick Stop, about 20 miles west of Fayetteville, the lottery stated.
Cash five and different video games “make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education,” consistent with the scoop unencumber.
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