Lots of people celebrated Father’s Day with their kids this year, but this is one story where the kids didn’t come through for Dad. One Dad got himself a gift that he will remember forever!
A North Carolina man said he bought himself a $20 scratch-off lottery ticket as a Father’s Day gift to himself and according to UPI he ended up winning a $2 million jackpot.
64-year-old John Rogers of Raleigh, told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he decided to celebrate Father’s Day early when he visited the Capital Food Mart in Raleigh on Friday.
“When I was buying the tickets I said, ‘This is my Father’s Day gift to myself,'” Rogers said. “This will be one Father’s Day I’ll never forget.”
Rogers said he was stunned to scratch off the $100 Million Mega Cash ticket and reveal the $2 million top prize.
“I was kind of delirious to tell you the truth,” Rogers said. “It still hasn’t really hit me yet.”
Rogers said his plans for his winnings include paying some bills, donating to his church, helping family members and taking his wife on a special vacation.
Wow! What a Father’s Day, I bet they will be celebrating for years to come!