N.C. man’s newfound lucky penny reveals a $100,000 lottery prize

A North Carolina credited his $100,000 lottery win to “fate” after he used a newfound lucky penny to reveal the prize on his scratch-off ticket.

John Grant, 59, of Bolivia, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he bought the Fabulous Fortune scratch-off ticket when he stopped for gas at the May Way Company in Bolivia.

Grant said he picked up a lucky penny he spotted on the ground next to his truck and used it to scratch off the ticket.

“I guess it was fate,” Grant said.

The penny helped Grant reveal his $100,000 prize.

“My heart started beating real fast,” Grant said. “I wasn’t sure what I was seeing.”

Grant said most of his winnings will go into savings, but he might use some to purchase a new Chevrolet Silverado truck.