As a result of assisting a friend with car problems, a man wins a $100,000 lottery draw.

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When he won a $100,000 lottery jackpot after assisting a friend, a North Carolina man said it turned out to be a lucrative endeavour.

Ronald McCorrister of Sylva told officials from the North Carolina Education Lottery that he was helping a friend work on his car when they decided to stop at a gas station.

“We had to go get gas,” McCorrister recalled. “He took me to a gas station that I don’t usually go to. I went in and bought a couple of tickets.”

One of the tickets McCorrister selected from the Hot Spot gas station in Sylva was a $30 Millionaire Maker game.

“I looked down and saw $100,000,” he said. “I just kept looking to make sure I was really seeing what I was looking at. I showed my buddy and he gave me like 15 high-fives on that drive home.”

McCorrister said he plans to put some of the money toward trading in his vehicle for a Subaru WRX, “and I don’t know what else I’m gonna do with the rest of it.”

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The winner said he still was in disbelief when collecting his prize from lottery headquarters.

“I’m feeling shocked,” he said. “It’s just crazy. My wife and I are definitely going somewhere really nice to eat.”

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