CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Michael Montgomery, of Autryville, bought a $30 scratch-off ticket and won a $100,000 prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Montgomery, a 41-year-old landscaper and avid hunter, bought his 200X The Cash ticket from the Lucky 7 Express on Goldsboro Road in Wade and scratched it in the store.
“As soon as I scratched it, I just looked at it then I looked at the guy in the store,” he said. “Then I hightailed it to my truck.”
He collected his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $71,019.
“I might make a special trip to Florida now for a hog hunt,” he said.
In addition to a hunting trip, Montgomery said he will do some home improvements and put the rest in savings.
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