Merry Christmas: North Carolina Contractor Wins $265,968


Rodney Rhoades, a contractor from Newton, North Carolina, plans to pay off his mortgage and his auto loans with the $265,968 he won playing Carolina Cash 5.

Rhoades matched all five numbers in the Dec. 7 drawing to win the jackpot. He learned of his win when he stopped at a local convenience store to have his tickets scanned.

I play Mega Millions and Powerball every week, Rhoades said. I only play Cash 5 when it gets to be over a hundred thousand. I knew I had won but didn’t know how much until they scanned it. Felt pretty good.

After taxes, Rhoades collected a check for $180,858.

We live pretty good, he said. But I know we can use this money to make things easier later on.

You betcha.

Congratulations. And Merry Christmas.


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