ATHENS – This would put a smile on Clark Griswold’s face.
An Athens man has won $75,000 on a $3 instant scratch ticket he bought at Kitley Grocery and Service Center on Main Street in Toledo.
Rodney Linderman, a 45-year-old married father, said he wanted to pick up some tickets to get into the holiday spirit and snagged a National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation scratch ticket.
“This is absolutely surreal – a wonderful experience,” Linderman said when he picked up his prize.
He plans to pay some bills, put a roof on his house, donate to the local food bank and put some cash away for his kid’s education.