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Laid-off Charlotte preschool teacher buys $250,000 lottery ticket

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Gold Rush Lottery(N.C. Education Lottery)
Published: Dec. 29, 2020 at 10:07 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A laid-off preschool teacher in North Carolina has won a $250,000 prize from a scratch-off lotto ticket.

WBTV reported Sunday that Joe Camp had been a preschool teacher in Charlotte for 20 years before he was laid off in September. He was able to find a job at a car dealership. He also bought two Gold Rush scratch-off tickets at a gas station in Charlotte.

Camp said he fell to his knees at the gas pump after seeing the winnings.  After taxes, Camp claimed $176,876. Camp said he plans to use his winnings to save for his daughter’s future and buy a home.

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