Ronald Daniels of Goldsboro said his dream of owning a home will come true after he won a $312,270 Cash 5 jackpot.
“It’s like a dream,” Daniels said. “We’re going to be rent free, and have a brand new house. I can’t imagine it!”
His good fortune happened Monday night when Daniels stopped by the Food Lion on New Hope Road in Goldsboro and bought a Cash 5 ticket.
“I used my children’s birthdays to pick my numbers,” Daniels said. “They’re my lucky numbers, I always play them.”
Daniels watched the live drawing later that night. When he saw that his ticket matched all five numbers, beating odds of 1 in 749,398, he couldn’t believe it.
“You never think it’s actually going to happen you,” Daniels said. “You never think you’re going to be that lucky.”
After a sleepless night, Daniels claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $217,346.
“It still doesn’t feel real,” Daniels said. “You can bet I’m going to sleep well tonight!”
Draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education.
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