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Asheboro man wins $200k on Carolina Panthers scratch-off ticket; plans to go back to school

ASHEBORO, N.C. — An Asheboro man plans to head back to school after he won $200,000 playing the Carolina Panthers scratch-off game, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Daytona Keeling currently works at a pretzel stand but said he plans to go back to school.

“It’s a miracle,” he said. “I plan to study graphic communications.”

Keeling bought a $5 ticket at the Tank & Tummy on U.S. 64 in Asheboro. He said he doesn’t normally play the lottery and decided to purchase a ticket on a whim.

“I just felt lucky and had some extra money,” he said. “I was caught off guard.”

After state and federal taxes, he’ll receive about $138,500, N.C. lottery officials said.

In addition to the $200,000 top prize, players can enter their tickets into a second-chance drawing for 20 years of Panthers season tickets.