Billy Minton’s luck changed last Tuesday when a $1 investment in a lottery ticket turned into a $200,000 prize.
Minton, 75, is a regular customer, Big Creek owner Chris Arnold said. Minton comes to the store multiple times a day, and often buys breakfast and lunch.
Big Creek had stopped participating in the lottery, but restarted seven months ago. Minton plays the lottery frequently.
“I’m not hooked on it or nothing, but I just play it,” Minton said.