‘Still in a state of shock’: Carolina Panthers fan from Stanly Co. won $200K lottery prize

‘Still in a state of shock’: Carolina Panthers fan from Stanly Co. won $200K lottery prize
(WSOC)

STANLY COUNTY, N.C. — A Carolina Panthers fan from Stanly County won a $200,000 lottery prize in the Carolina Panthers scratch-off game.

Anthony Griffin Jr. works at a grocery store as a stocker. He said he was on his way to get his annual physical when he stopped at Variety Pickup on North Main Street in Oakboro.

He went in and bought the $5 ticket and realized he won the big prize.

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“When I got to the doctor,” Griffin said, “I felt like I was having a heart attack.” He told the nurse about his win and she said “no wonder your BP is high.”

Griffin said his check-up turned out fine but said he is “still in a state of shock.”

After state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $141,501

“I’m just going to take care of my family,” Griffin said, when asked about plans for his prize money.

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