Gastonia man plans to buy his family a house with $250,000 scratch-off win

GASTONIA, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — “I’m going to buy my family a home,” Joshua Ramsey said after winning $250,000 from a scratch-off ticket.

Ramsey bought his $5 20X The Cash ticket from Mike’s Food Store on South York Road in Gastonia on Tuesday.

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At first, he wasn’t going to buy the ticket, just a drink. “Something was just telling me to get that ticket,” Ramsey said. “I’m sure glad I did.”

Ramsey said his sister and son were “ecstatic” when he called them about the good news. In addition to buying a home, he plans to look into buying a new car.

“This is life-changing for us,” Ramsey said.

The game debuted earlier in the week with 10 top prizes of $250,000 and Ramsey was the first of those winners. The other nine have still yet to be claimed.

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