RALEIGH, N.C. -- When Marco Ferrer decided to stop for gas while on his lunch break...he never expected it to turn into a $200,000 win!
The Greensboro roofer's good luck happened Wednesday at the Circle K on Factory Shops Road in Morrisville. He bought a $5 Strike it Rich! scratch-off ticket.
“I wasn’t going to get this ticket,” Ferrer said. “But then I was like, ‘Why not?’ I scratched off the ‘30’ and then saw the ‘30’ at the top of the card and couldn’t believe it. I was like, ‘Is this true? That’s a lot of zeros.’”
Ferrer took home $141,003 after state and federal taxes. He plans to use the money to buy a new house.
Strike it Rich! launched in December with four top prizes of $200,000. One top prize is still out there.