Charlotte, North Carolina: An American preschool teacher who was laid off due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic had her luck turned around after she won a lot of money in the local lottery.
Yes, that happened and it just made me smile!
Joe Camp, who had been teaching for the last 20 years, was laid off due to the pandemic and after that, they ended up winning $250,000 in the lottery.
Way to go, Joe Camp! Joe won $250,000 playing Gold Rush on Thursday. He purchased the winning ticket from Coulwood BP on Belhaven Blvd. in #Charlotte. “What I plan on doing with my winnings is having a future for my daughter,” he said. #NCLottery https://t.co/BT1NI99Qg4 pic.twitter.com/la4X9bSSc9
— NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) December 22, 2020
Joe Camp was laid off in September last year and 1 month later, more things happened.
The man said that his father passed away and he was really depressed.
Recalling the moment, he said that he was in a dark place.
It put me in a dark place. But I have a lot of friends and family that just told me to keep sticking in there, keep believing in myself.
Every Thursday morning, Camp buys a scratch-off lottery, and he did despite the unfortunate things that were happening with him.
The man bought 2 Gold Rush tickets from the Coalwood BP gas station on Belhaven Boulevard in Charlotte.
The man said he did not win on the first one, but the second one just blew him away.
I didn’t win on the first one, so I tried the second and I scratched it off, and I fell to my knees at the gas pump.
The man went home with $177,000 after federal and state withholdings.
Camp will buy a home for himself and his daughter.
He will also use some of that money for the education of his daughter.
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