Halftime store run leads to $100,000 lottery prize

Halftime store run leads to $100,000 lottery prize

A North Carolina man who ran out to buy side dishes during halftime of a football game ended up forgetting the food when he won a $100,000 prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket.

Lyncurgus Williams of New Bern told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he went out to the Harris Teeter store in New Bern to buy some sides for a game day meal at halftime of the Pittsburgh Steelers game on Sunday.

Williams said he noticed the store only had one $30 Fabulous Fortune scratch-off ticket left, so he decided to buy it.

“I scratched it off right in the store,” Williams said. “I was ecstatic.’

Williams uncovered a $100,000 prize.

“I was so excited I didn’t even get my sides,” he said.

The winner said he has big plans for the prize money.

“Now I can remodel my house,” he said. “I’ve been wanting to do that for a very long time.”