North Carolina Man Nearly Throws Away $200,000 Lottery Ticket

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Thankfully, he had his wife check the ticket first.

A North Carolina man almost lost out on $200,000 when he nearly threw away his winning ticket

Frank Clark of Gastonia, who bought the $5 Mega Millions/Powerball scratch-off ticket at Jakob’s Food Mart, almost threw his ticket away because he didn’t think it was a winner. 

“I was going to throw it away, but then my wife checked it for me,” Clark told lottery officials. “I always let her check them. She has better eyesight than I do."

Well, it was was a winner. Clark decided to take home the lump sum of $141,003 after taxes. 

The retired truck driver said he plans on buying a tractor-trailer with the money.

“This will let me still do some driving,” Clark said.