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NC male almost chokes on his food immediately after winning $150,000 jackpot

Successful the lottery can be unsafe

By Kate Northrop

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Successful the lottery undoubtedly arrived as a shock for a North Carolina person, who almost choked on his food soon after playing a scratch-off ticket in excess of supper.

Rocky Mount resident Donald Bauer sat down to take in his food stuff at a rapidly-foods joint and whipped out the “Excessive Cashword” scratch-off ticket he experienced bought previously. Likely expecting a relaxed food ahead of he headed off to perform, he experienced rather the shock — and response — when his crossword-themed scratch-off uncovered a $150,000 prime prize.

“I was at McDonald’s, ingesting a burger just before I went to perform,” Bauer recalled. “I almost choked on it! I could not believe it. It was great”

Bauer procured the jackpot-successful scratch-off ticket for $5 at Jeffries Street Food items Mart on Jeffries Highway in Rocky Mount. Because he likes to perform the crossword games, the “Serious Cashword” ticket caught his eye.

“I like the crosswords,” he stated in a push launch. “I’ve been enjoying them for a lengthy time.”

The lucky winner visited Lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday to assert his prize, getting property $106,126 right after federal and condition taxes.

“I was imagining about acquiring a new truck — a Chevrolet,” he revealed. “And I’m heading to consider to make investments.”

Now that Bauer scooped up the final $150,000 major prize, the Lottery claimed that it will start measures to end the activity.  At the game’s start in September 2020, there have been six major prizes of $150,000, 20 second prizes of $5,000, and 249 3rd prizes of $1,000. There are two and 53 second and third prizes remaining, respectively.