WILKES COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Jeremy Pruitt, of North Wilkesboro, bought a $150 Million Cash Explosion ticket and won a $100,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“Oh Lord, I felt like karate kid,” he said. “I just started crying when it happened.”
Pruitt bought his winning $20 ticket from the Run-In on Oakwoods Road in Wilkesboro.
“It was crazy,” he recalled of scratching his ticket in the store and realizing he won.
Pruitt claimed his prize Thursday and took home $70,756 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
“My girls want new clothes,” he said, laughing. “And I want to get a little piece of land.”