GREENSBORO, N.C. — Sometimes, you just have to cast your line and see what will bite.
William Benton Jr., of Greensboro, got a pretty big bite on Thursday! He won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket after a day of fishing.
He reeled in one fish but tried his luck later that evening. Benton bought two Millionaire Bucks scratch-off tickets at the Kwik JP Express on Randleman Road.
One of them was a winner.
“When I saw it, I just couldn’t believe it,” said Benton. “Joy just came to my heart.”
The former nursing home worker said the money will help his family out a lot, but he's going to enjoy some of the prize himself.
“First, I’m gonna buy me a car,” he said. “Then I’ll just pay my bills and save my money.”
After state and federal taxes, Benton took home over $70,000.
The $20 game launched in June with four $4 million top prizes and six $100,000 prizes. Two $4 million prizes and four $100,000 prizes are still out there.