Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Gregory Warren, a mechanic in Franklinville, picked up a lottery on Cash 5 for the drawing on Sept. 29 while filling up with gas a day after work.

A man in South Carolina won the lottery and did it again 11 days later
“I don’t buy lottery very often,” Warren told the lottery. “It’s just like I chose a good day to buy one!”

He first checked the ticket on Monday, October 4th. That was when Warren realized he was winning half of a $ 391,870 jackpot.

“I forgot,” Warren said Tuesday as he collected his prize at the North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters in Raleigh. “I’m still a little shocked. I did not get much sleep last night. Too much excitement!”

After federal and state tax deductions, he walked away with a cool $ 138,624.

“I think I’m getting started mowing yards,” Warren said. “I have a 14-year-old son and I want to start a business so he gets something to do when he finishes high school.”

The other half of the jackpot went to a woman in New Bern.

The chances of Warren winning a Cash 5 jackpot? Lottery officials said it is 1 in 962,598.

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