Plus, it was his birthday…
These days it seems like everyone wants to get their hands on the C8 Corvette. That’s why the NC Education Lottery started offering Corvette & Cash scratch-off cards. Plenty of people buy them, but one North Carolina man won big on his birthday.
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Steven Hair was celebrating his 66th birthday with friends and family at a dinner. One of his friends purchased two $5 tickets as a gift. One of those not only was good for a brand new C8 Corvette but also $100,000 cash, making for one sweet present. We can only imagine the excitement at that revelation.
The way the Corvette selection works for the lottery is that a winner gets to choose either a 2021 model or a “current available model” Stingray. That winner also gets to choose options, but the total value of the car is capped at $109,600.
Hair told local reporters he’s thinking of getting his Corvette Stingray in red, which is a good choice. After all, plenty of people dream of owning a red ‘Vette of any generation. There are a few other really great colors for the C8, but it’s definitely up to the man to choose what he gets.
The take-home cash amount Hair received after paying federal and state taxes was $70,751. Getting that much and a new C8 Corvette isn’t bad for a birthday present. The man plans to buy a new house with the money.
Now Hair is entered to win in a second-chance drawing along with all other Corvette & Cash ticket holders. Those winners will get the same prize package. According to the NC Education Lottery website, nobody else has claimed the top prize of a Corvette Stingray and $100,000, so there are still 3 winning tickets out there.
Source; WCCB Charlotte