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Fayetteville veteran wins lottery for 2nd time since July

Posted November 18, 2014

— Four months after winning $10,000 on a scratch-off ticket, an Army veteran from Fayetteville cashed in again on Monday when he won $130,813 from a Cash 5 ticket, the N.C. Education Lottery announced.

Willie Murphy bought his Cash 5 ticket on Friday at the Kangaroo Express on Hope Mills Road in Fayetteville.

“I don’t go wild, just every now and then I buy a lottery ticket,” Murphy said after collecting his prize Monday. “If I lose, I lose. But I’ve been pretty lucky. I’m still a little dumbfounded. And it is still a little hard to believe.”

After taxes were withheld, Murphy received a check for $90,522. Murphy said the prize will help with his next stage of life.

“Getting ready to retire soon,” Murphy said. “So right now the only thing I’m going to do is put it in the bank into savings.”

Carolina Cash 5 drawings occur nightly at 11:22 p.m. Tickets cost $1 each and jackpots start at $50,000.


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  • EvilSithLord Nov 18, 2014

    Interesting! This is like the third person I've heard who played Cash 5 and managed to win more than once.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Nov 18, 2014

    Great news!! This will help him out when the VA won't!

  • ncouterbanks69 Nov 18, 2014

    Good for him. If it is not going to be me it just needs to be someone who did not buy their ticket with free money.....that should be beyond illegal. Congrats to Willie and have some fun with that cash as well!

  • Bobby Caudle Nov 18, 2014
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    awesome news, finally wral reports something good