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.