Knicks fan who hit halfcourt shot to win $1,000 of scratchers says he netted $500

Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

A Lakers fan just made a half-court shot and won $100,000.

A Knicks fan just made a half-court shot and won $1,000. Of scratch-off lottery tickets.

Anthony Peterson, via Rob Perez of The Action Network:

RP: What was your reaction when you found out the prize was $1,000 worth of lottery scratchers?

AP: Well, when they said scratch-offs I instantly got a headache because I was going to have to scratch them all off. I thought about who I could hire to do it for me, but then figured they might want some of the money, so I negated that idea. I was sort of like, “What the f*ck man? Some dude just won $100,000 doing the same [s—] in L.A. and I get some bum ass lottery tickets.” Still a blessing though.

RP: How much did you end up winning?

AP: $500

RP: Do you feel like you have carpal tunnel in your wrist after you were done?

AP: Hahahaha. Yes. I had to scratch in shifts because my wrists were throbbing and I had card dust all over my hands and home.

While the Knicks are practicing in the suburbs, the Nets have tried to position themselves as the cool team representing the city.

But giving a fan scratchers as a prize? That’s SO New York.