BURLINGTON, N.C. (WFMY) – A Burlington man had a lot to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.
Thomas Matthews Jr., said he was overwhelmed after winning $200,000 from a $5 scratch-off ticket.
“I started crying,” Matthews said.
That’s because Matthews has been down on his luck and needed a new pickup truck.
“It’s been giving me some problems,” Matthews said. “So it will be nice to get a new one.”
The construction worker said he was actually on his way to get his truck washed when he spent $5 on a “20X The Cash” ticket at Kim’s Mart on West Webb Avenue in Burlington.
“I still feel like I must be dreaming,” Matthews said.
After required state and federal tax, Matthews took home $138,501.