Wilmington man credits his win to ‘lucky mistake’

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By admin September 1, 2017 13:41

Wilmington man credits his win to ‘lucky mistake’

Gregory Rogers of Wilmington has hit massive $339,119 Cash 5 jackpot. He credits this win to a lucky mistake.

Rogers said, “I won on a bad draw. I’m so lucky. I’m so very lucky!” Rogers purchased his Cash 5 winning ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Eastwood Road in Wilmington. He added, “I asked the clerk to get me an EZ Match Cash 5 ticket. Instead, he printed a regular one.” Moreover, he was going to print another ticket, but Roger said to leave with that only.

The ticket turned out to be a winner beating the 1-in-749,398 the odds of winning. The ticket matched all five numbers in Tuesday’s draw. Initially, Roger wasn’t sure of the total amount he had won until he went to the lottery claim center in Wilmington. The lady there told him to go to Raleigh. He said, “I just went, ‘Wow! This is amazing!’”

Rogers then drove to Lottery Headquarters in Raleigh and claimed his winnings on Wednesday. Roger took home $235,691 after required state and federal tax withholdings. On being questioned about his plans for using the windfall, Roger said to use the money to pay the medical bills. Roger also told that his wife is a three-time breast cancer survivor. This winning amount will help in paying for everything. He said, “It’s awesome. It’s indescribable. I’m just so grateful.”

Cash 5 ticket costs $1 each. Cash 5 players also get the option of adding EZ Match to their $1 ticket. This enables them to win up to $500 instantly. Moreover, ticket sales from Cash 5 and other lottery games help state lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars for education each year.

You can check out the official lottery website to know more. For details on lottery funds, Lottery’s contribution to education, visit “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.

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By admin September 1, 2017 13:41
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