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Wake Forest firefighter wins $100K lottery prize

Posted November 2, 2015

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— An Army veteran and a soon-to-be-retired firefighter said he will use the $100,000 he won playing the lottery to pay for his children’s college educations, pay bills and maybe have a little fun.

Dave Hebert, who served in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg and spent 28 years as a firefighter, won $100,000 in Saturday's Powerball drawing, just a month before he was set to retire. He said he purchased the winning ticket from a Harris Teeter in Wake Forest.

“I looked at it a couple times,” Hebert said after checking his numbers. “When I hit the Powerball, I said, ‘Oh man, that’s $50,000.’ And I had a Power Play ticket, so that made it worth the $100,000.”

Herbert will receive $69,250 after taxes.

“I was looking at a motorcycle on Craigslist the other day,” Hebert said. “If there’s anything left over after we take care of the important things, I might take a closer look.”

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is $142 million.

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  • Roy Jones Nov 2, 2015
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    This guy is a fruit, he been on sick time from Raleigh fire department for over two years drawing from two different disabilities policy waiting for his sick time to run out then retire. He sits around us telling his friends how he is getting over on the system he is a real fruit.