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Wake Forest firefighter wins $100K lottery prize

Posted November 2, 2015 3:19 p.m. EST
Updated November 2, 2015 3:20 p.m. EST


— 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.