Moore County has been a hot spot for winners in the North Carolina education lottery, and a Southern Pines man is extremely happy about that.
Timothy Sanders of Southern Pines grabbed $100,000 on a $1 Cash 5 ticket Sunday night. That’s the third winner this month alone in Moore County. Samphant Vanamathis won $100,000 on a Cash 5 drawing. And Steven Richter of Jackson Springs won $100,000 on a scratch-off ticket.
“My heart was racing,” Sanders said. “I had to put the ticket down and go to the kitchen to get some water before I went back and checked it again.”
Sanders got his Quick Pick ticket at the Southern Pines Mobile Mart on Central Drive.
“I was really, really excited,” Sanders, a 47-year-old plumber, said. “I really was shocked.”
After taxes, Sanders took home $71,010 on Monday, and he said he has a pretty good idea what he’ll be doing with his money.
“I’ve been wanting a truck forever,” Sanders. “Probably a Chevrolet.”
Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night.
Tuesday’s jackpot is $110,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.
Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. For details on how $4.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Moore County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.