A North Carolina woman said a store being sold out of her favorite scratch-off lottery ticket led to her winning a $100,000 prize.
Dana Pruitt, 62, of Pilot Mountain, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials she ended up buying a Fabulous Fortune scratch-off ticket from Mayberry Mart in Mount Airy.
“The odd thing is the ticket I purchased was not even the one I was looking for,” Pruitt said. “They were sold out of my first choice.”
The second-choice ticket ended up being a $100,000 winner.
“When I scratched it, I about had a heart attack,” Pruitt said. “It shocked me.”
Pruitt said her winnings will go toward her retirement savings and possibly a vacation to New England.
“This is the best win I’ve ever had,” she said. “I’m still in shock to be honest with you.”