ASHEBORO — An Asheboro man bought a Powerball ticket at the last minute and won $150,000, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Strickland, a 29-year-old welder, bought a Quick Pick ticket for the Nov. 5 drawing using Online Play on his phone.
He matched numbers on four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 on his $3 Power Play ticket. The prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X Power Play multiplier hit.
“It was just a day of disbelief because I’ve never won anything before,” Strickland said.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $106,516. He said he will invest some of the money and put the rest in savings.
The winnings came about when a football team that he favors wasn’t faring well.
“We were watching football with some friends, and Clemson was getting beat terribly by Notre Dame,” Strickland said. “We were joking we should get lottery tickets because our luck couldn’t get any worse.”