Greensboro man felt fortunate when he purchased a profitable $ 200,000 lottery ticket “James Bond 007” | Native information
Courtesy NC Education Lottery
RALEIGH – A Greensboro man won a $ 200,000 prize after purchasing a $ 5 ticket, according to a release from the NC Education Lottery.
Eddie Odom, a James Bond movie buff, told lottery officials that he felt lucky when he bought the “James Bond 007” ticket.
“Your hands itch, you’re in luck so just buy some tickets,” Odom said in the press release. He claimed his prize at the lottery office last week.
Odom, an office manager, said he bought the ticket from Om Groceries on Randleman Road. He later discovered in his sister’s house that it was a winning ticket. They were “both shocked to death,” he said in the press release.
After federal and state taxes, Odom took home $ 141,501. He said in the press release that he plans to clear up a few bills and look for a home to buy.
The scratch game launched in April with four spike prizes of $ 200,000. There are still two main prizes to be won.
Players can hand in their James Bond 007 tickets in the second chance raffle to win a trip for two to Las Vegas. Six trips can be won in three draws, including round-trip flights to Las Vegas, four nights in deluxe accommodations and tickets to the James Bond Lottery Challenge, which can be won up to $ 1 million. The closing date for the first drawing is December 31.
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