Wichita Falls, Tx – A Wichita Falls man who survived a natural gas explosion that destroyed his house says — he might buy a lottery ticket.

Mark Liddle says it doesn’t get much luckier than it was for him Monday.

Liddle says he awoke to a loud “woomph” and the ceiling came down.

Investigators blame the blast on a gas leak. There was no fire.

Neighbors were shocked when Liddle emerged unharmed from the rubble.

His pet cat survived, too.