Oct. 28 (UPI) — A North Carolina man ended up earning more than expected in a single work day when he scored a $ 72,796 lottery prize at the store where he works.
Adam Roberts of Burlington told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he had just finished his shift as a customer service manager at the Harris Teeter store in Burlington when he decided to try his luck at Instant Clover, a Fast Play lottery game.
“I looked at what was over $ 500 and the only thing that was over $ 500 was the jackpot,” recalled Roberts. “I was like, ‘There’s no way.'”
Roberts’ $ 2 ticket earned him 20 percent of the jackpot, a payday of $ 72,796.
He said that, despite his win, he won’t be retiring from the Harris Teeter store anytime soon.
“I’m probably going to put a lot away as a safety net,” Roberts said. “But I’ll pay off the car and go figure out what I want to do.”