Stokes County, NC -- If you ask Ken Johnson who lives in King about his "sign" he would probably tell you he's a Capricorn. But whether it was his horoscope or something in the air Friday became his "lucky" day.
Johnson said he starts his day by reading his horoscope and Thursday well, was like any other day. He opened the Winston-Salem Journal to find his horoscope. It read, "An upturn in your financial affairs could suddenly and unexpectedly occur." That's when he decided to try out his luck first thing Friday morning, after feeling a little lucky. He paid $20 for a Gold Bullion scratch-off ticket while at Pete's Grocery on Doral Drive in Tobaccoville, NC. But when that ticket didn't help he bought another one and won $25. So he used that money and well, bought one very lucky ticket.
"I scratched the numbers, and I saw all of these zeroes," said Johnson who couldn't believe his eyes.
"I asked the guy behind the counter, "Am I reading this right?"
Johnson did win, in fact $100,000 from the scratch-off ticket. He headed home to tell his wife and said to her, "You better be nice to me. She said, 'Why? Did you win the lottery?' And I said, maybe."He even pulled his horoscope out of the recycling bin to prove his luck had indeed turned around.
"My wife just recently lost her job, so this is a blessing," said Johnson. He also got his horoscope laminated. Johnson will get a check for $68,006 after taxes. They plan to use the money to help pay for bills.
Johnson's lucky ticket marks the fourth person to win $100,000 from the Gold Bullion game.
Stokes County education programs have received more than $12.5 million in lottery funds since the lottery started according to the North Carolina Education Lottery.
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