Timothy Sanders became the third Moore County winner of a $100,000 North Carolina Education Lottery prize this month.

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.

Which North Carolina City is Among the Fattest Cities in the Country?

  • North Carolina Cities

    Fattest City in North Carolina

    All told, North Carolina didn’t fare too badly on the list of fattest cities in the country. (Shutterstock Image)

    Of note, these rankings include just metro areas, so smaller cities like Fayetteville aren’t included on this list. Our numbers sort of fall in with Raleigh.

  • 16. Winston-Salem

    • Total Score: 78.06
    • Obesity & Overweight: 52
    • Health Consequences: 11
    • Food & Fitness: 2

  • 29. Greensboro-High Point

    • Total Score: 76.00
    • Obesity & Overweight: 47
    • Health Consequences: 16
    • Food & Fitness: 17

  • 37. Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia

    • Total Score: 74.44
    • Obesity & Overweight: 35
    • Health Consequences: 15
    • Food & Fitness: 58

  • 50. Durham-Chapel Hill

    • Total Score: 71.10
    • Obesity & Overweight: 59
    • Health Consequences: 73
    • Food & Fitness: 22

  • 52. Asheville

    • Total Score: 70.76
    • Obesity & Overweight: 66
    • Health Consequences: 46
    • Food & Fitness: 47

  • 56. Raleigh-Cary

    • Total Score: 70.20
    • Obesity & Overweight: 57
    • Health Consequences: 51
    • Food & Fitness: 48

  • National Fattest Cities

    Fattest Cities in the Country

    McAllen, Texas is the top spot in the country, and it makes sense with an amazing amount of great food. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

    • Total Score: 84.78
    • Obesity & Overweight: 6
    • Health Consequences: 5
    • Food & Fitness: 1

  • 2. Memphis, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 83.94
    • Obesity & Overweight: 8
    • Health Consequences: 2
    • Food & Fitness: 4

  • 3. Knoxville, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 83.92
    • Obesity & Overweight: 4
    • Health Consequences: 1
    • Food & Fitness: 20

  • 4. Mobile, Alabama

    • Total Score: 83.04
    • Obesity & Overweight: 3
    • Health Consequences: 6
    • Food & Fitness: 19

  • 5. Jackson, Mississippi

    • Total Score: 82.94
    • Obesity & Overweight: 1
    • Health Consequences: 17
    • Food & Fitness: 9

  • 6. Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama

    • Total Score: 82.91
    • Obesity & Overweight: 2
    • Health Consequences: 10
    • Food & Fitness: 8

  • 7. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas

    • Total Score: 82.82
    • Obesity & Overweight: 5
    • Health Consequences: 9
    • Food & Fitness: 14

  • 8. Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 82.76
    • Obesity & Overweight: 10
    • Health Consequences: 4
    • Food & Fitness: 12

  • 9. Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia and South Carolina

    • Total Score: 82.42
    • Obesity & Overweight: 17
    • Health Consequences: 3
    • Food & Fitness: 5

  • 10. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 81.91
    • Obesity & Overweight: 13
    • Health Consequences: 8
    • Food & Fitness: 10

  • 11. Chattanooga, Tennessee

    • Total Score: 80.50
    • Obesity & Overweight: 11
    • Health Consequences: 23
    • Food & Fitness: 15

  • 12. Lafayette, Louisiana

    • Total Score: 80.28
    • Obesity & Overweight: 12
    • Health Consequences: 21
    • Food & Fitness: 16

  • 13. Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (and part of North Carolina)

    • Total Score: 78.39
    • Obesity & Overweight: 32
    • Health Consequences: 7
    • Food & Fitness: 30

  • 14. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio and Pennsylvania

    • Total Score: 78.24
    • Obesity & Overweight: 14
    • Health Consequences: 32
    • Food & Fitness: 25

  • 15. Hunstville, Alabama

    • Total Score: 78.24
    • Obesity & Overweight: 15
    • Health Consequences: 94
    • Food & Fitness: 23

  • The Least Fat Cities in the Country

    Boston, Massachusetts is the least fat (skinniest?) city in the country. (Shutterstock Image)

  • 100. Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Massachusetts and New Hampshire

    • Total Score: 58.05
    • Obesity & Overweight: 95
    • Health Consequences: 100
    • Food & Fitness: 91

  • 99. Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado

    • Total Score: 58.08
    • Obesity & Overweight: 99
    • Health Consequences: 95
    • Food & Fitness: 86

  • 98. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota

    • Total Score: 59.38
    • Obesity & Overweight: 88
    • Health Consequences: 96
    • Food & Fitness: 95

  • 97. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington

    • Total Score: 59.40
    • Obesity & Overweight: 86
    • Health Consequences: 92
    • Food & Fitness: 97

  • 96. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

    • Total Score: 59.78
    • Obesity & Overweight: 92
    • Health Consequences: 99
    • Food & Fitness: 93

  • 95. Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

    • Total Score: 59.89
    • Obesity & Overweight: 94
    • Health Consequences: 89
    • Food & Fitness: 100

  • 94. Washington D.C.-Arlington-Alexandria, Virginia

    • Total Score: 60.11
    • Obesity & Overweight: 93
    • Health Consequences: 71
    • Food & Fitness: 96

  • 93. Colorado Springs, Colorado

    • Total Score: 60.96
    • Obesity & Overweight: 98
    • Health Consequences: 87
    • Food & Fitness: 51

  • 92. Provo-Orem, Utah

    • Total Score: 61.85
    • Obesity & Overweight: 100
    • Health Consequences: 84
    • Food & Fitness: 35

  • 91. San Francisco-Oakland-Berkeley, California

    • Total Score: 61.85
    • Obesity & Overweight: 85
    • Health Consequences: 93
    • Food & Fitness: 89

  • 90. Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon

    • Total Score: 62.10
    • Obesity & Overweight: 62
    • Health Consequences: 91
    • Food & Fitness: 98

Brandon Plotnick is a former sports journalist, now living in the digital space with interests all over the musical and pop culture map.