Fayetteville veteran wins lottery for 2nd time since July
Posted November 18, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.