Winterville Man Cashes In On $200,000 Forgotten Lottery Ticket

With just days before his winning ticket was set to expire, a Winterville man is $200,000 richer thanks to the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Ramin Farro bought the winning Poweball ticket July 9th in Greensboro. He put the ticket away in his dresser and quickly forgot about it.

It wasn't until a friend had seen reports about the winning ticket set to expire did he call Farro and remind him of the ticket he bought that same day at the same store.

Farro called the lottery to confirm the winning numbers and picked up his prize on Friday. The Winterville man says he will use the money for investments and maybe take a vacation.


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  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Jan 5, 2009 at 06:05 PM
    Hi Sir,,,Can I get a $1 for a bowl of soup.HA HA just kidding,,,Congratulations
  • by KRM Location: TCE on Jan 5, 2009 at 05:35 PM
    As I sit here trying to figure out how we will survive another month it really brings joy to my heart to learn that someone local won a nice lottery prize. It's really crazy how money affects all of us and to be honest, it's really sad. Congrats to the man who won it! None of us know the person who won or his situtation, but I am just happy to hear about good things happening to folks during these terrible times. Best wishes to all!
  • by Horray 4 U Location: Plymouth on Jan 5, 2009 at 01:24 PM
    That's better than finding a $20 bill in your coat pocket from last season!! ENJOY !!! :)
  • by Hello Location: NC on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:57 PM
    Congratulations! Spend it well and enjoy!
  • by Jason Location: Greenville on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:52 PM
    How do you forget a lottery ticket? It seems you would want to know ASAP if you won anything.
  • by cuz Location: greenville on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    Thats my long lost cuzin!! its my momma baby daddy cuzin!!! I hope he can spare a few dollars!!!
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:45 PM
    Mr. Farro, since you forgot about the ticket, did you forget that you told me we would split the winnings? I sure didnt forget. Nah, just kidding. I hope you are able to enjoy it.I know it will definitely come in handy during these times.
  • by SMDT Location: Greenville on Jan 5, 2009 at 12:25 PM
    Congratulations, sir on your winnings
  • by tkb on Jan 5, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    Daddy, I finally found you...LOL... congrats sir, enjoy your winnings.
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