It’s happened again. Another trucker has won the lottery. Seriously, why does it seem like they are always winning? It’s not fair.
Yet again, Tony Summerlin has won $150,000 in the North Carolina lottery after playing a $5 Green & Gold ticket. That’s right. This was not his first time to win. In July of 2012, Summerlin won $100,000.
Really, what are the chances of this happening? Summerlin was lucky enough to win one of the five top prizes of $150,000. Truckers, really what’s your trick?
So the real question is, what does Summerlin think about this? “I reckon I found a pot o’ gold,” Summerlin said. “Works out pretty good doesn’t it?”
Yes, I would say so.
On Sunday night, March 16, Summerlin stopped at the Northside Superette in Granite Falls and purchased two Green & Gold tickets. He walked back to his truck only to find out that he, once again, was among the elite few who are lucky enough to win the lottery. Summerlin didn’t even have to scratch off the second ticket before he become a winner.
“When I scratched the dollar sign I thought maybe I had won $5 or $10,” Summerlin said. “Then I saw the $150,000 and I said ‘No way. No way!’”
After taxes, Summerlin’s winning came out to $103,801. Summerlin’s first significant win was used to pay off bills and buy his wife a new car for her birthday. With his current winnings, he plans to buy himself a new Dodge Magnum.
All right, truckers, what’s in the water at the truck stop?
Just last year, truck driver Steve Tran became the winner of the second largest lottery jackpot in history. Tran claimed a prize of $324 million out of the $648 million jackpot. When he realized he won, Tran left his boss a message. “I’m really sorry boss. I hit the jackpot. I don’t think I’m going to come in today, tomorrow, or ever.”
I don’t blame you, Mr. Tran.
Seriously, truckers. Please teach me your ways.
, Truck Driver