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Man credits mac 'n' cheese craving for $200,000 lottery win

Man credits mac 'n' cheese craving for $200,000 lottery win
Marquetton Carraway, Goldsboro, N.C., said a desire for mac and cheese led to his visiting a store where he bought a scratch-off lottery ticket and won $200,000. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man said a craving for a macaroni and cheese led to his winning a $200,000 lottery jackpot from a scratch-off ticket.

Marquetton Carraway, of Goldsboro, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he went to the Madison Market Grill in town to buy supplies for his mac 'n' cheese feast.

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"I was actually going to the store to buy macaroni and cheese to cook," Carraway said. "When I got to the counter, the man gave me my change, and I was about to walk out the store until something told me to buy a ticket."

The man's lucky feeling turned out to be correct when his $5 Mega Bucks ticket earned him a $200,000 jackpot.

Carraway said the first thing he did was call his mother.

"At the time, she was on a business call," Carraway said. "And I told her that her business was now over."

He said he sent his mother a photo of the ticket to "make sure I'm not seeing things."

Carraway said his plans for the money include buying a house and treating his family.

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