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.
Congratulations. And Merry Christmas.