Greenville man wins $200,000 lottery, plans to buy dream house

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RALEIGH - A Greenville man hit it big after winning $200,000 in a Frenzy scratch-off game.

Lonnie Daniels, Sr. of Greenville said he plans to buy his wife, Brenda, her dream house after he won $200,000. After taxes, he received a check for $139,003. He claimed his prize money Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. "When I walked into the house, I fell in love with it," Brenda said about the house they will purchase. "It has three bedrooms and a great big barn in the back with trees." Daniels got the ticket at the Country Fare Store on Barrus Construction Road in Greenville. "I don't normally play scratch-off tickets," Daniels said. "I fell in love with the Frenzy ticket." Daniels said he was sitting on the steps outside his house, scratching his $5 ticket when he realized he won. "He just kept saying, 'I can't believe it. I can't believe it!'" she said. "This is a big blessing."