RALEIGH – Charles Morgan of Laurel Hill said he can plan the wedding of his dreams after he won a $460,915 Cash 5 jackpot.
“We can finally set a date,” Morgan said. “We talked about doing something big, but didn’t think we’d have the money for it. Now we do.”
Morgan, an independent car dealer from Scotland County, is no stranger to good luck. This is the second time he’s won a Cash 5 jackpot. His first win came in 2015 when he won $53,000. Luck struck a second time when he stopped by Nic’s Pic Kwik on Andrew Jackson Highway in Laurel Hill and bought a Cash 5 ticket for Saturday’s drawing.
“It’s because I used my lucky numbers,” Morgan said. “It’s a combination of my children and grandchildren’s birthdays. I had a lucky feeling for several weeks and I just knew my numbers were going to come up again.”
Morgan found out he won the next morning when he went to get some coffee.
“I decided to check my ticket while I was out,” Morgan said. “I couldn’t believe it. I was elated!”
Morgan beat odds of one in 962,598 to win the jackpot. He claimed his jackpot Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $324,950.
Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night. Tickets cost $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers or through Online Play on the lottery’s website.