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$138,292 Cash 5 win ‘couldn’t have come at a better time’ for Concord man

June 29, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:55 PM

Kenneth Hertzog of Concord said picking his own set of numbers scored him a Cash 5 jackpot to the tune of $138,292.

Hertzog, a rebar worker, was grocery shopping at the Publix on Weddington Road in Concord when he decided to purchase a few Cash 5 tickets.

A few days later, he discovered he was a big winner in Wednesday’s drawing right before walking into the dentist’s office to get a crown finished.

“We pulled into the parking lot and my wife asked if I had the lottery ticket,” recalled Hertzog. “She said, ‘I think we might have won $250.’ And I said, ‘Why can’t we win the big one?’”

As luck would have it, they did.

“I pulled it up and looked at it, and I said, ‘We got all the numbers. We got all five!’” he recalled.

He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After federal and state tax withholdings, Hertzog took home $97,842.

Hertzog and his wife, Tina, recently decided to relocate to Florida to be closer to Hertzog’s mother. “This will actually help us move so we can be near her,” said Hertzog. “It couldn’t have come at a better time.”

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, through Online Play on the lottery’s website, or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile app.

Monday’s Cash 5 jackpot is $166,000.


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7/01/2020 02:06 - Jasmine B.


7/01/2020 12:41 - Edward R.

I’m happy for you it’s great hearing about people winning the big one I would will be a happy fellow when the day comes that I win it one day soon I hope

6/30/2020 09:24 - Janice R.

Best wishes. CONGRATULATIONS on your win and I hope you enjoy being close to your mom

6/29/2020 08:23 - Mark Z.


6/29/2020 07:35 - Mary W.

Great Story!!

6/29/2020 07:30 - Joshuah R.

At least someone won.

6/29/2020 02:31 - Angeline W.

Congratulations. Enjoy your relocation to Florida. Be Safe! God Bless All.

6/29/2020 02:11 - Daniel J.

Congratulations on win.LZ can you tell me how many entries are in the 007 second chance demrdrawing.NC Lottery
Hi Daniel, So far the James Bond Lottery Challenge second-chance drawing has 144,384 entries.

6/29/2020 02:00 - DL H.

Best wishes on your move to Florida. Love this win for you and your family. :-)

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