A college student won $200,000 with a lottery ticket he bought in Georgetown, state lottery officials said Wednesday.
The student, whose name wasn’t given, lost his appetite after winning the money with the Green and Gold scratch-off ticket, which he bought while filling up his car with gas as the Georgetown Ice. Co. at 330 N. Fraser St., according to the state lottery. Odds for that game are one in 624,000.
The winner called his parents, who were in their yard, from his car.
“We didn’t believe him,” the dad told lottery officials. “I reached over and pulled a weed out of the flower bed and then went for a walk up the street thinking he was kidding.”
The money took the winner’s appetite, according to the lottery. He didn’t eat for two days, not even during a dinner at Applebee’s celebrating the winnings.
When his appetite returned, he ate pizza and hot wings, according to the lottery.
“That’s been his favorite since he was a little kid,” his dad told lottery officials.
The store received a $2,000 commission for selling the claimed ticket.
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