District: Parking gas station and Gatorade bring $200,000 victory to Gaston County man

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Larry G – The day before Thanksgiving, Willie Brooks of Dallas stopped to cheer, drank a Gatorade, and drove away with a $200,000 lottery prize.
Brooks, a recently retired truck driver, bought the $5 ticket he won from Kingsway on Union Road in Gastonia and scratched the ticket while pumping oil.
Brooks recalled: “I found out that I won, so I moved on and confirmed with the clerk.” Then he called his daughter to share the good news.
Brooks picked up the prize at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Monday. After asking to pay federal and state taxes, he took home $141,501.
Ticket sales from scratch make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million a year for education. For more information on how lottery funds can help 100 counties in North Carolina, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery website.
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Post time: Dec-01-2020