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A man named Terrance Pertillar from Riverhead, New York, had an incredible stroke of luck that changed his life forever thanks to Luke Combs.
He said he was helping his friend move to Henderson, North Carolina when they stopped for gas and to get a little something to snack on and drink.
While there, Terrance spotted a lottery ticket that caught his eye. It was the Living Lucky with Luke Combs $5 scratch-off. Being a fan of the country singer, Terrance couldn’t resist and decided to buy the ticket.
“I’m a fan of Luke Combs,” Pertillar told lottery officials. “I saw his ticket so I bought it.”
Little did he know that this would be the best decision he would make on his trip. When he scratched the ticket, he couldn’t believe his luck. It turned out to be a “once-in-a-blue-moon” ticket that won him $200,000!
Overwhelmed with excitement, Terrance told lottery officials that he was in disbelief that he had won, saying, “Wow, is this real?”
Terrance purchased the lucky ticket at the Granville Food Mart in Oxford, a small town located about 55 miles north of Raleigh. After taxes, he took home $142,501, a substantial amount of money that he plans to use to better his life.
In general, the odds of winning a lottery jackpot over one hundred thousand dollars are typically very low, often in the millions or even billions to one.
For example, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot, one of the most popular lottery games in the United States, is approximately 1 in 292 million. This means that for each ticket you buy, you have a 1 in 292 million chance of winning the jackpot prize.
Overall, congratulations to Terrance on winning the money! Check out the video below explaining more about the Living Lucky with Luke Combs tickets below!