Wednesday, 20 May 2020 18:11

Man wins $200,000 lottery on his way to job interview

A North Carolina man who made a stop on his way to a job interview has hit a jackpot upon winning a whopping $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Fredd Jordan, a semi-retired chef from Smithfield, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he was on his way to a job interview when he stopped at the Harimart store on U.S. 70 East.

Jordan decided to buy some scratch-off lottery tickets and one of his purchases, a $5 Emerald Green 8’s ticket, was a $200,000 winner.

“I was happy,” Jordan said. “Couldn’t believe it.”

The winner said he plans to invest most of his winnings, but might spend some on a trip to visit family in California.

Jordan says he plans to invest the $141,501 after-tax jackpot but might also take a trip to California to visit family.

And while he admits he “Couldn’t believe it,” he didn’t tell lottery officials whether or not he got the gig.

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