A North Carolina Man Is Crediting His Love For Mac & Cheese For His Jackpot Lottery Win

Alexis Morillo
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Photo credit: Getty Images/Parker Feierbach
Photo credit: Getty Images/Parker Feierbach

From Delish

Usually when I crave mac & cheese, the only thing I get out of it is a couple dirty dishes and a full stomach. For one North Carolina man, his love for mac & cheese is what got him a winning lottery ticket and I'm both impressed and, well, a little jealous.

Marquetton Carraway told North Carolina Education Lottery officials that he stopped by the store to pick up ingredients for a mac & cheese feast and ended up hitting the jackpot—quite literally. He purchased his food and a $5 Mega Bucks ticket from the Madison Market Grill in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Carraway waited until he got home to scratch off the lottery ticket and once he did he realized he won the $200,000 jackpot prize.

The first thing he did after winning was call his mother. "At the time, she was on a business call,” he said: “And I told her that her business was now over.”

He hopes to use money from his big win to buy a house and treat his family. If it wasn't for his mac & cheese plans for dinner and a little bit of luck, he may have not taken home the prize.

"I was actually going to the store to by macaroni and cheese to cook,” Carraway said. “When I got to the counter, the man gave me my change and I was about to walk out the store until something told me to, ya know, buy a ticket.”

We're happy for him and all but I gotta know...did he still make the mac & cheese? Was it from scratch of a box? White cheddar or yellow cheddar?

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