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Greensboro man reels in $100K lottery prize after day of fishing

William Benton caught a fish on Thursday but reeled in the big one later that evening.

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.