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College football is huge in the Carolinas. Every Saturday millions of people are glued to their televisions watching their favorite team. Jacob Strickland is one of those people. He’s a huge Clemson Tigers fan and was bummed after his team lost to Notre Dame on November 5. His team’s loss led to a big win for him!

After the game, Strickland decided to buy a lottery ticket. According to the New York Post, Strickland’s friends joked that they should ‘get lottery tickets’ because their luck couldn’t get any worse. 29-year-old Strickland did just that. The Asheboro, North Carolina man bought a $3 ‘Quick Pick’ using his phone just before the drawing. And his luck got lots better!

The man’s last-minute purchase was a good call. Strickland ended up winning $150,000. I’d say that’s better than your favorite team winning a game! After state and federal taxes, he ended up with $106,516. Not a bad day! He plans to invest some of the money and put the rest in savings. Smart guy!

I’ve bought lottery tickets online and I’ve only won $4. Maybe I need to watch college football to change my luck!