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Trucker hauls in $200,000 lottery win

Jul 07, 2019 at 06:58 AM CST

Hubert Thompson of Whiteville won $200,000 in the Blazing 7's game of the North Carolina Education Lottery.
RALEIGH, N.C. — Hubert Thompson, a truck driver from Whiteville, delivered a $200,000 prize to his retirement account Friday after winning the first top prize in the North Carolina Education Lottery's new Blazing 7’s game.

Thompson, who’s been driving trucks for 41 years, said he likes to try new games, so when he saw the $5 Blazing 7’s tickets at Time Saver Food Store on Washington Street in Whiteville, he bought some. He said he won $5 on the first ticket and then $200,000 on the second.