A truck driver traveling through Rome won a $40,000 top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game 10X The Money.

William Pate of Gordo, Ala., stopped at Highway 411 Truckstop, 145 Highway 411 S.E. in Rome, and purchased a ticket. He scratched it in the store.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “The guy that runs the store was more excited than I was.”

Pate, 58, said he feels good about his windfall but has yet to make any plans for the money

Rome News Tribune