Victim of two hurricanes wins $200K lottery prize

Published: Nov. 19, 2019 at 2:18 PM EST
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A victim of two recent hurricanes says he'll now be able to rebuild his home and go back to school after a big lotto win.

Mark Hall, Jr. won a $200,000 prize in a scratch-off game in the North Carolina Education Lottery.

On Monday, the Robeson County man stopped at a convenience store in Lumberton where he bought a $5 'All About The Bens' scratch-off ticket.

"I wasn't sure what I won at first," Hall said. "I showed my dad and said, 'I think I won $200'. He looked at the ticket and told me that I needed to look at it again. That's when I saw the $200,000. My head started spinning. I was speechless."

Hall's home was damaged in both Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Florence. "I'll use some of the money for that, but I also want to use the money to go to school. I wasn't able to go after I graduated high school, but now I can," Hall said.

Hall claimed his prize on Tuesday in Raleigh. After the required taxes being withheld, the man left with $141,501.

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