Lottery-winning trucker plans to “help the people I love the most” with his surprise earnings

“I just did not expect it,” the trucker said.

A truck driver in North Carolina plans to use his newfound earnings to help those he loves after winning the Powerball drawing late last month. 

Alan Guyton, of Flat Rock, North Carolina, received his $150,000 prize on Friday, October 30th after winning the October 21st Powerball drawing.

Guyton says he purchased his $3 Power Play ticket at the Enmark Market on Hendersonville Road in Arden, North Carolina, but didn’t expect anything to come of it. 

“I just did not expect it,” Guyton said to Fox 8 News.

Guyton’s Quick Pick ticket beat the 1 in 913,000 odds by matching four of the white balls and the red Powerball, winning him $50,000. But it didn’t stop there. Shortly thereafter, a 3X multiplier was drawn, tripling the trucker’s earnings and leaving him with a grand total of $150,000. 

“It was a great thing,” Guyton said.

After state and federal taxes, Guyton was able to bring home $106,126, which he says will be put to good use. 

“This money will help the people I love the most,” Guyton said. “And it will help me with my retirement.”