‘Stunned’: North Carolina man’s stop for drink pays off with $100K lottery win

Stopping for a drink did more than quench a North Carolina man’s thirst. It made him much richer.

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Daniel Costner, of Taylorsville, decided to buy a new lottery game and bought a $30 Fabulous Fortune ticket. Suddenly, he realized he was the first winner of the game’s $100,000 prize.

“I was stunned,” Costner told lottery officials in a statement. “I had to sit there and look at it for a few minutes.”

Fabulous Fortune debuted in North Carolina this month, according to North Carolina Education Lottery officials. The game offers six $3 million prizes and 18 prizes of $100,000, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

Costner bought his winning ticket at the Market Basket in Taylorsville.

“I had to get another set of eyes to look at it to make sure I was seeing correctly,” Costner said in a statement.

After state and federal withholding taxes, Costner walked away with $71,019.