A 60-year-old lotto winner has said he’s quit his job to retire after scooping USD 200,000 on a scratchcard.
Dewayne Townsend, from Canton, Georgia State, USA, said he’d been working since he was 14-years-old and now had an opportunity to put his feet up.
He said in a statement obtained by Newsflash from North Carolina Education Lottery: “It makes me feel good. Real good. It will make life so much easier for me now.”
The win came after Dewayne, who works near the state line, bought a USD 5 (GBP 4) Carolina Panthers ticket at the Kwik Stop gas station.
He said: “I go to that store all the time. I’m up there a lot for work.”
Dewayne continued: “I went back outside and I scratched it and I looked at it, and I looked at it again and I said ‘It’s not true’.”
He said his wife thought he was lying when he first told her about the win.
Dewayne added: “I have worked since I was probably 14 years old, I’m 60 years old now and it is going to help me retire a whole lot sooner now.”
He took home USD 142,501 (GBP 116,942) after state and federal taxes on Thursday, 28th September.
North Carolina Education Lottery representatives added: “The Carolina Panthers game debuted in July with five USD 200,000 [GBP 163, 769] top prizes.
“Four USD 200,000 [GBP 163, 769] prizes remain to be claimed.”