A North Carolina man said a McDonald's run to pick up food for his kids turned into a $200,000 trip when he scored a lottery jackpot.

Edward Rackley of Nashville told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he stopped on his way to McDonald's to buy a $200,000 Back Scratch lottery ticket from a Dollar Country store.

Rackley then continued on to the nearest McDonald's drive-through.

"I had ordered 50 chicken nuggets and four plain hamburgers," Rackley said. "I figured while I was waiting, I might as well start scratching."

Rackley said he didn't believe his eyes when he scratched off the $200,000 prize, so he asked the McDonald's clerk to give him a second opinion.

"She confirmed it," Rackley said. "I was in fact seeing it right."

The winner collected $141,003 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

He said he plans to fix up his car and spend the rest on his kids.

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"I know one thing," Rackley said. "Santa will be good to them this year."