RALEIGH, N.C. — Some people are just. plain. lucky.
Stanley Dunlap of Mocksville says he's one of those people, but he never thought he'd win $100,000 playing the lottery.
“I’m just lucky,” Dunlap said. “Whenever I go to an event and enter a raffle, I always win. I swear I’ve won about 20 quilts in my life. I never thought I’d win the lottery.”
The machine operator stopped by Stanleyville Grocery on North Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem to get gas. At the last minute, he decided to get a $5 million Mega Cash scratch-off ticket. He ended up winning $100,000!
“I rarely get lottery tickets,” Dunlap said. “For some reason that night I did. When I saw the numbers, I freaked out. I just thought, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me. I really am lucky.’”
Dunlap claimed his prize on Thursday. After taxes, he took home just over $70,000. He plans to use the money for retirement.
“I’ve been a machinist for 40 years,” Dunlap said. “This is going to help me get my ducks in a row so I can retire.”
There is one top prize of $5 million, two $1 million prizes, and one $100,000 prize left in the $5 million Mega Cash scratch-off game.