Greenville Man Wins $200,000

A quick stop for a snack made a Greenville man a big winner in the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Jeff Cowan stopped at a store on Highway 70 in Garner for some crackers and a soda, and walked away $200,000 richer. Cowan says he bought one "$200,000 Jackpot" ticket with his change.

Cowan scratched off the ticket while sitting in his truck. When he saw the numbers 11 and 7 show up, he thought it would be his lucky ticket since he's born on November 7th.

The Greenville man says he doesn't have any immediate plans for the big prize, other than to relax.

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  • by LTJ Location: Greenville on Feb 11, 2009 at 02:12 PM
    WHEW!!! Everyone loves SPARE CHANGE!! ;)
  • by son Location: greenville on Feb 11, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    Dad? Its you! I cant beleive i have found you!
  • by Shery on Feb 11, 2009 at 07:16 AM
    Don't fall victim to the "curse of the lottery" that has affected so many winners. Instant wealth has many downfalls.
  • by Penny Noble on Feb 11, 2009 at 07:12 AM
    Hey Jeff - enjoy the money and spend it wisely! Good luck to you.
  • by BBQ Lover Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2009 at 10:52 PM
    Best wishes Mr.Cowan, enjoy life and take it easy! I wish it was me winning $200,000!
  • by Happy for You on Feb 10, 2009 at 01:50 PM
    Congratulations, dreams do come true
  • by Jessica on Feb 10, 2009 at 01:45 PM
    Congrats! Enjoy your money and do something fun for those of us who wish we were you! :)
  • by nancy Location: plymouth on Feb 10, 2009 at 01:01 PM
    dont forget to give god his 10 persent... and always remember what you do from now on people will want a hand for those raining days......go somewhere nice. everybody wants to rain on your parade so get used to it.... dreams do come true... be happy
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Feb 10, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    Anonymous, if you don't play-you can't win! Go for it every now and then. :) Just remember my advice "'" *
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2009 at 12:01 PM
    Congratulations. I never buy a ticket because I think what are the chances that will happen to me. I'll be that thought has gone through his mind too. So, I think I'll start buying one every now and then. :)
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