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Wait for prescription leads N.C. man to $200,000 lottery jackpot

Jack Walter told North Carolina Education Lottery officials a wait for his prescription to be ready at a pharmacy led to his winning $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jack Walter told North Carolina Education Lottery officials a wait for his prescription to be ready at a pharmacy led to his winning $200,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

April 14 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man said an unexpected wait for his prescription to be filled led to his winning a $200,000 lottery jackpot.

Jack Walter of Nash County told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he went to pick up his prescription from the pharmacy, but learned it wasn't ready.

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"I got a text that my prescription was ready," Walter recalled. "The pharmacist asked if I had five minutes to wait, so I went next door to get a bottle of water and a few tickets."

Walter said he scratched off the Double Cash Doubler ticket he bought from Bailey's Tobacco & Grill in Bailey while still waiting for his prescription.

The ticket revealed a $200,000 top prize.

"I showed it to my pharmacist and he goes, 'Oh my gosh, you won $200,000!'" Walter said. "I couldn't believe it. I just couldn't stop staring at it."

Walter said he plans to invest his winnings.

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