Second time was the charm for 57-year-old Chester Williams in the North Carolina lottery.
He won $230,073 in the first second-chance drawing in the Carolina Jackpot, according to lottery officials.
“Man, I almost had a heart attack,” Williams, who is a maintenance worker, told lottery officials. “My heart was pounding so hard.”
The Cary man’s entry was one of 9.5 million in the Carolina Jackpot second-chance drawing on Wednesday, June 22, lottery officials said.
Chester Williams of #Cary won $230,073 in Carolina Jackpot Second Chance, the first Second Chance drawing with a rolling jackpot! “You better believe in second chances,” Williams said. Now he is planning a beach vacation. Congrats, Chester! #NCLottery https://t.co/GYj5w7IgYW pic.twitter.com/0u691uYfpo
— NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) June 28, 2022
“You better believe in second chances,” Williams told lottery officials.
Williams took home $163,375 after taxes, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
He told lottery officials he plans to help out his family, get some car repairs done and take his wife on a beach vacation.
“This is going to help us out a whole lot,” he told lottery officials.
Cary is about 12 miles west of Raleigh.