CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGHP) — Leonard Burch’s stop for coffee and scratch-offs on his way to work every morning is part of his routine, but winning a $100,000 lottery prize was out of the ordinary, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Burch, a mechanical contractor from Huntersville, made his usual stop for coffee and then played a few scratch-offs at Highland Creek BP on Ridge Road in Charlotte.
He said just as he was leaving, something told him to try one more time.
He then tried a $20 Ultimate 7’s ticket and won a $100,000 prize.
“I just had that feeling that it was going to be a winner,” Burch said as he collected his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,756.
He said he had not yet decided how to use his prize money.
“I feel good I won,” Burch said.
Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?
Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website.