CNN – A North Carolina Man has won a $250,000 prize from the North Carolina Education lottery.
Michael Rosenbrock, who works in international shipping, bought a $5 scratch-off while making a quick run to the grocery store.
He said was getting things for the Christmas dinner he was hosting this year.
He said at first the ticket seemed to be a loser, but then he entered it into one of the state lottery’s second-chance promotional drawings and learned he was a big winner.
Rosenbrock claimed his prize at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday.
After state and federal taxes, he took home more than $176,000.
Rosenbrock said he wants to use the money to kick-start his dream of founding a nonprofit.