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Cash 5 jackpot winner plans to buy new home with $255,979

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A recent Carolina Cash 5 winner says he plans on purchasing a house and saving for retirement, according to a statement from NC Lottery officials. A recent Carolina Cash 5 winner says he plans on purchasing a house and saving for retirement, according to a statement from NC Lottery officials.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A recent Carolina Cash 5 winner says he plans on purchasing a house and saving for retirement, according to a statement from NC Lottery officials.

Brunswick County resident and manufacturing worker Gregory Grainger of Brunswick County recently became $255,979 richer by playing the game and winning its jackpot.

On his way home from work, Grainger purchased three Quick Pick tickets for May 13's drawing at the Food Lion on Village Road in Leland.

He didn't realize his good fortune until he went to visit his fiancé, who was holding the ticket as he read the winning numbers from The StarNews.

His fiancé asked Grainger to read the numbers again, then put the ticket down next to him. Grainger said after that, he was speechless.

With taxes withheld, Granger's check was for $174,066.

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