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Halifax County man wins $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

Gary Gibson of Roanoke Rapids found himself the winner of a $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“Just very surprised and excited,” said Gibson as he claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

He purchased his winning ticket from the Food Lion on Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids for Saturday’s drawing. After required federal and state tax withholdings, Gibson took home $77,825.

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Wednesday’s jackpot is $181,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

For details on how funds raised by the lottery made an impact last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.

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