A lucky man has thanked famous rapper Post Malone after he scooped USD 100,000 on a lottery scratch card during a loo break on the way home from his concert.
Zachary Sharpe, from the city of Thomasville, in the US state of North Carolina, said he and his family had travelled to the city of Charlotte for their favourite artist’s concert on Saturday, 26th July.
But they were reportedly forced to drive back home much later than initially planned, as the concert was delayed due to a severe storm.
While on the way home, they reportedly made a stop at the Sheetz store in the city of Lexington, where Zachary bought several USD 30 (GBP 24) Black Titanium tickets.
He said he was startled when he uncovered a USD 300 prize on his first ticket, which was followed by an astonishing USD 100,000 (GBP 78,231) on the second one.
Zachary said in a statement obtained by Newsflash from North Carolina Education Lottery: “I think about all of the factors that played into when I got to that store. It was the perfect storm.
“We stopped so they could use the restroom. I bought a couple tickets and started scratching.
“I bought I think it was three tickets, and the first one I scratched off I won USD 300 [GBP 235] and I was pretty excited about that.
“And then I started to scratch the second one, and I checked it. We all just looked at each other like ‘I can’t even believe this.
“When I scratched it off I about passed out. I was literally speechless. We all were.”
The lucky lad collected USD 71,259 (GBP 55,817) after state and federal taxes at lottery headquarters on Monday, 31st July.
Commenting on how the concert went, he said: “It was incredible. He puts on a wonderful show.
“It was a wonderful day. One of the best days of my life.
“All this is thanks to Post Malone!”
He revealed he plans to use the money to pay bills, take a holiday, and save the remainder.
North Carolina Education Lottery officials said: “The Black Titanium game debuted last month with six USD 4 million [GBP 3.1 million] prizes and 16 USD 100,000 [GBP 78,231] prizes.
“Five USD 4 million [GBP 3.1 million] prizes and 12 USD 100,000 [GBP 78,231] prizes remain to be claimed.”