Timothy Unsell gained $400 with a scratch-off ticket, so he made a decision to splurge and test his luck with a much more expensive ticket.
Unsell’s luck proved robust: He won $100,000 with his next ticket.
“I really do not commonly get the $30 tickets but just after winning $400 I imagined, “Why not?’” Unsell told lottery officers. “This is the major acquire I’ve ever had.”
The 79-year-aged from Flat Rock, North Carolina, explained he was so fired up when he won that he ran again inside of the retail store to hug the store clerk.
“She told me, ‘I’m happy it was you who won,’” Unsell said. “She appreciates me incredibly properly.”
On Thursday, Unsell gathered his winnings, using dwelling $71,019 just after taxes. He suggests the dollars will go towards his retirement, according to lottery officials.
Unsell obtained his profitable $30 Fantastic Fortune ticket at the Time Saver on West Blue Ridge Highway in East Flat Rock, which is about 25 miles south of Asheville.
Amazing Fortune debuted in July 2022 with 6 $3 million prizes and 18 $100,000 prizes. So far, two of the major prizes and four of the $100,000 prizes have been claimed.