A lucky man in the USA who had popped out for breakfast when he won USD 100,000 on the lottery after his gut instinct gave him a feeling to buy a scratchcard.
Larry Dunn was reportedly on the way home after stepping out for his morning meal when he suddenly had the gut feeling telling him to buy an instant ticket on Friday, 27th September.
The lucky man from the city of Kings Mountain, North Carolina State, USA, said: “I guess it was just instinct that told me to stop.”
Larry then reportedly made a quick stop at the local Amiya Express convenience store, bought a USD 30 (GBP 25) Black Titanium ticket, and took it to his car to scratch it.
And he was stunned when the card uncovered an astonishing USD 100,000 (GBP 82,931) prize.
Larry said: “It shocked me, it really did. Then I went home and told my wife that I won. She was very excited.”
The player collected USD 71,250 (GBP 59,137) following state and federal taxes at lottery headquarters on Monday, 2nd October.
He told lottery representatives that he plans to use the money to help take care of his family.
North Carolina Education Lottery officials said: “The Black Titanium game debuted in June with six USD 4 million [GBP 3.3 million] prizes and 16 USD 100,000 [GBP 82,931] prizes.
“Four USD 4 million [GBP 3.3 million] prizes and 11 USD 100,000 [GBP 82,931] prizes remain to be claimed.
“Ticket sales from scratch-off games make it possible for the lottery to raise USD 2.8 million [GBP 2.3 million] a day on average for education.
“Cleveland County received USD 28.5 million [GBP 23.6 million] in grants, using funds raised by the lottery, to help with school construction.”