Thanks for the reminder

January 6, 2009 5:17:14 AM PST
It could have been a very unhappy new year for a North Carolina man.

Ramin Farro almost missed out on a 200-grand Powerball jackpot.

His winning ticket would have turned into a pumpkin at 5 p.m. yesterday.

But he claimed his cash Friday, less than two business days before the Powerball ticket expired.

A spokeswoman for the North Carolina Education Lottery says Farro entered the July 9th drawing and forgot about it.

He had put the Powerball ticket on his dresser.

Last week, a friend called and reminded Farro to check his numbers.