Brunswick County man wins big on the scratch-off lottery ticket

A Brunswick County man won big in the North Carolina Education Lottery this month after purchasing a ticket while filling up his gas tank.

According to a today news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, John Grant, 59, of Bolivia, stopped at the May Way Company on Sunset Harbor Road for gas and decided to buy a scratch-off ticket.

My heart started beating real fast,” Grant said in the release. “I wasn’t sure what I was seeing.” The ticket was a $100,000 winner.

Grant basked in the lucky moment after he stopped at the May Way convenience store in Bolivia, a town roughly 20 miles southwest of Wilmington.

According to a lottery release, 59-year-old Grant bought the Fabulous Fortune ticket from the May Way Company on Sunset Harbor Road