Winning lottery tickets will allow Fayetteville, Warsaw men to buy houses
A Fayetteville man said Friday that he plans to make his wife's dream of owning a house come true after he won a $1.1 million Cash 5 jackpot, according to North Carolina Education Lottery officials.Posted — Updated
"I can’t wait to give her the deed that has her name on it," Young Suh said. "This is wonderful."
Suh’s good fortune started when he stopped at a Sunoco gas station on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville and bought some Quick Pick Cash 5 tickets for Thursday’s drawing. He checked the numbers Friday morning when he woke up.
"I checked the first ticket and only got one number," he said. "When I got to the last ticket and saw that I had all five numbers, I started laughing and ran to tell my wife. I just couldn’t believe it."
Suh claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $795,489.
His ticket beat odds of 1 in 962,598 to win the jackpot, lottery officials said.
Meanwhile, a Duplin County man said he plans to get his dream home after he won a $250,000 lottery prize.
Tony Freeman of Warsaw bought a Carolina Black scratch-off ticket Friday morning at the Murphy USA gas station on Sunset Avenue in Clinton.
"I just stared at the ticket," Freeman said after he scratched off a win. "I didn’t feel real. I kept thinking, 'Is this really happening?' When I told my fiancée, she screamed so loud she woke the kids up. This is life-changing. I haven’t stopped grinning since it happened."
He also claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $176,876.
"It’s a dream come true," he said. "My fiancée and I have wanted a house for a long time, and now we can. We want to get a four-bedroom home with a bit of a yard for our three kids."
The $5 Carolina Black ticket launched in March. One top $250,000 prize remains.
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