Johnston County chef wins $200,000 on scratch off ticket

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (WTVD) -- A semi-retired chef from Johnston County won $200,000 on a lottery scratch off.

Fredd Jordan was on his way to a job interview when he stopped at the Harimart on U.S. 70 and bought some scratch-off tickets.

One of his tickets, a $5 Emerald Green 8's, revealed that he was a $200,000 prize winner!

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"I was happy," Jordan said when claiming his winnings in Raleigh during the second week of May. "(I) couldn't believe it."

After taxes, Jordan took home $141,501.

He said he plans to invest most of the money, but also hopes to take a trip out to California to see his family.
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