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Raleigh man plans to use lottery winnings to help Hurricane Dorian victims

Posted October 9, 2019 10:45 a.m. EDT
Updated October 9, 2019 11:00 a.m. EDT

— A Raleigh construction worker plans to use his $100,000 winning lottery ticket to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

Jerry Wood bought a Mega Cash scratch-off ticket for $20 on Tuesday at the Quality Food Mart on South Main Street in Wake Forest.

Jerry Wood

After taxes, he took home $70,756.

He said he plans to spend part of that helping people on Ocracoke Island, which experienced severe flooding from storm surge during the hurricane.

“There’s a lot of people out on Ocracoke Island that still need help,” Wood said in a statement. “We were able to help a little after it first hit, but now this puts us in a position to do more.”

Wood also plans to save some of the money for retirement, he said.

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