Stop for gas brings $200,000 prize for Onslow County hospital worker Thomas Jordan

Raleigh,  NC (STL.News) A stop for gas on Tuesday turned Thomas Jordan of Jacksonville into a Super 7s $200,000 top prize winner.

Jordan, who works delivering medical supplies to the ER, made a stop for gas at the Circle K on Piney Green Road in Midway Park on his lunch break and decided to grab two $5 Super 7s tickets.

“I saw that the Super 7s were there,” recalled Jordan.  “I have the lottery app on my phone that tells me which tickets still have outstanding prizes.  So, I said, ‘Let me go ahead and get a couple tickets.’”

He took his two tickets and headed back to work.

“When I scratched it off on my lunch break and I saw it, I just couldn’t believe it,” said Jordan.  “I had to talk to one of my coworkers to say, ‘Man, can you look at this ticket and tell me if it’s real?’ And he said, ‘Yes, you just won $200,000.’  And I almost cried, tears coming down and everything. I was in disbelief.”

That night, he shared the news of his good fortune with his family.  “We’re just sitting there, talking, you bought a $5 ticket and it turned into $200,000,” said Jordan. “It’s just crazy.”

Jordan claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.  After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $141,501.

“This is gonna do a whole lot for my family because I have so many house renovations that I need to get done,” said Jordan of his prize money.  “It’s gonna basically be used for family and then you know house things. I’ll try to take a little bit to save for the future.”

Super 7s launched this month with five top prizes of $200,000. Three top prizes remain to be won.