Virginia man trusted his instinct, bought a scratch-off and won $100,000
For Barry Bruce of Danville, Va., the difference between leaving a store empty-handed or with a lottery ticket worth $100,000 came down to trusting a hunch.
“I really was about to walk out,” Bruce said. “My mind just told me to go back and buy the ticket.”
Bruce bought his lucky $25 Spectacular Riches ticket from the Jones Exxon on N.C. 16 South in Stanley.
“I thought I won $100 at first,” Bruce said. “I was just like, ‘Wow.’”
Bruce collected his prize Monday at NC Lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,017.
He said he would use his winnings to remodel his home and help out his family.
Spectacular Riches debuted in October with eight $1 million prizes and 20 $100,000 prizes. Four $1 million prizes and 11 $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed.