A preschool teacher in North Carolina, Joe Camp, who was laid off at the start of year 2020 recently had things turn around for him dramatically.
Joe Camp, who has taught for over two decades, lost his job back in September, WSOC-TV in Charlotte reported. One month after, he lost his dad, sinking him further into depression.
It put me in a dark place. But I have a lot of friends and family that just told me to keep sticking in there, keep believing in myself.Camp
Camp revealed that every Thursday morning, he buys a scratch-off lottery ticket. However, last week, he bought two Gold Rush tickets from the Coulwood BP gas station on Belhaven Boulevard in Charlotte.
I didn’t win on the first one, so I tried the second and I scratched it off, and I fell to my knees at the gas pump.Camp
Camp was said to have claimed the prize money earlier this week in Raleigh. After the required state and federal withholdings, he went home with just under $177,000.
Camp said he plans to buy a home for himself and his daughter, then save the rest for her education.