Man wins half of lottery jackpot, thanks to fiancée’s watermelon craving

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 07:22 PM August 08, 2018 stock photo

A man in North Carolina scored big in the local lottery, all thanks to his fiancée’s watermelon craving.

Military instructor Laney Pulley claimed his prize on Friday, Aug. 3, which was worth $111, 902 (almost P6 million). He won half of the jackpot since another winner also hit the lucky digits.


Pulley recalled that on July 21, he was in town to visit his mother, then picked up his fiancée Michell.

“She wanted a watermelon, so we stopped by the Food Lion and I ended up buying some lottery tickets,” he told the North Carolina Education Lottery.


But he did not know that that day would bring him good luck. Later that night, they remembered to check their ticket. “I started looking at the numbers and then at the ticket,” Pulley said.  “And I couldn’t believe it. I had Michell check it just to make sure. She goes, ‘I think you won!’”

Asked on what he plans to do with his winnings, he said he and Michell plan to go on a trip for his 60th birthday, and pay the bills.

He even had this joke about Michell’s craving: “It’s funny. They [the grocery store] didn’t even have a watermelon! Go figure.” JB


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