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Handyman wins $323,783 Cash 5 jackpot after using the same numbers for 13 years

October 28, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:31 PM

William Goins of Southport said he won Friday’s $323,783 Cash 5 jackpot with the same set of numbers he’s used for 13 years.
“They’re my lucky numbers,” Goins said. “They just came to me one day while I was filling out the play slip, and I’ve been using them ever since.”

The handyman’s good luck happened Friday when he stopped by the Tobacco Road Outlet on Long Beach Road Southeast in Southport and bought a ticket for that evening’s drawing. He found out he won the next afternoon.

“I just kept looking back and forth between the numbers on my phone and the numbers on my ticket,” Goins said. “I didn’t believe it. I thought I was seeing things.”

Goins claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $229,078. He said he plans to save most of the money, but will celebrate by getting a new motor for his fishing boat.

“I love fishing,” Goins said. “Who knows, after winning this, I might make fishing my new full-time hobby.”
Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night. Tickets cost $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers or through Online Play on the lottery’s website. The jackpot for Monday’s drawing is $120,000.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website. https://www.nclottery.com.



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10/31/2019 01:24 - natasha a.

Where is the tab where you can see remains winning scratch ticket prizes? It's not in the same place.NC Lottery
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10/30/2019 05:11 - Debra B.

Having trouble entering active draws. Can’t see the number of points I have accumulated. Help pleaseNC Lottery
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10/30/2019 04:33 - Carolyn S.

Good luck god bless you

10/29/2019 05:50 - Mary M.

Congratulations, live well enjoy your winnings.

10/29/2019 10:54 - Brenda S.

Nice going.

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10/28/2019 08:40 - Sheila I.

Congrats to him....

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10/28/2019 05:53 - Mary W.

Great Story! Congratulations!!

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10/28/2019 04:34 - Tim M.

Hey LZ! Since he's played those numbers for 13 years, can he claim that amount of tickets bought on his taxes? I know, you'll probably say, this year only, but it's a thought. NC Lottery
Hi Tim, we would suggest any player speak with a tax professional regarding claiming gambling losses on their taxes.

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10/28/2019 02:51 - Digna H.

Congratulations on Mr. Goins. I tried to open my app but unsuccessful. I deleted my app and tried to download it again and it prompts me to leave the app. Thanks NC Lottery
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