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Children’s birthdays win retired Henderson County teacher a $110,000 jackpot

February 8, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:49 PM
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Louis Paine Jr., a retired teacher from Fletcher, tried his luck with a set of his children’s birthdays and won a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot.

“I was flabbergasted,” Paine Jr. said. “Of course I didn’t believe it.”

Paine, 77, bought his ticket for the Feb. 1 Cash 5 drawing. He purchased the lucky ticket from the Ingles on Hendersonville Road in Fletcher.

After spending more than 40 years as an educator, Paine said he appreciates the significance of raising money to support local schools in North Carolina.

“Giving back to education is very important,” Paine said. “It’s the greatest thing we have in our country.”

Paine claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $78,122. He said he wants to invest some of the winnings and spread the rest out to his family.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Tuesday’s jackpot is $110,000.


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2/09/2022 08:49 - Mary G.

Congratulations Mr. Paine! Seems like playing birthday numbers is paying off very well right now. Thanks for your years in the field of education!

2/09/2022 01:51 - Mary H.

Congratulations;)

2/09/2022 09:01 - Roger K.

Congratulations on you win, I've been playing cash 5 with birthday numbers also,ever since the Cash 5 started here in NC. Win a few bucks here or there,but not the jackpot. Still waiting on that big day to come. You're one of the lucky one. Have a Bless day!

2/09/2022 07:07 - Erica T.

How many entries were in each of today's February 9th drawings (i.e. Duke rivalry, New years, flash 5 etc) NC Lottery
Hi Erica, thanks for your interest in the lottery! As of yesterday's report, Duke Rivalry had 736,036 entries, Happy New Year had 3,049,828 entries, and Flash Fives had 1,563,383 entries. Good luck!

2/08/2022 05:24 - jimmie k.

WHEN WILL SOMEONE FROM SALISBURY NC WIN I BEEN PLAYING FOR YEARS AND HAVEN'T WON ANYTHING JK

2/08/2022 04:19 - donnie w.

GREAT

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