- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A Tennessee man who needed a bathroom break is now flush with cash after playing the N.C. Education Lottery.

Lottery officials say railroad worker Chad Beach of Chuckey, Tennessee, was on his way to Raleigh with two co-workers when they detoured from heavy traffic on the Raleigh Beltline on Thursday. The driver missed an exit, but made it to the Family Fare at Five Points on Glenwood Avenue for a needed bathroom break.

According to the lottery, Beach planned to buy a $5 Mega Bucks ticket, but he only had a $10 bill, so he bought two. The second ticket produced a $100,000 win.

Beach will take home $69,251 after taxes. He says he’ll pay some bills and buy a Great Dane to go with the two he already has.

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