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N.C. farmer wins record lottery jackpot

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It's also his second time winning a Cash 5 jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. — A farmer from Zebulon, North Carolina, won more than $1.1 million in the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot on Sunday — the largest amount ever won by a single ticket in that game.

It was the second time that Homer Buffaloe has hit the Cash 5 jackpot.  In November 2010, he claimed half a jackpot worth $408,066.

This time, Buffaloe received a check for $778,479 after state and federal taxes were withheld.

The odds of matching all five numbers and winning the Carolina Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 575,757.  Buffaloe's winning numbers Sunday were 24-26-30-32-33.

"The numbers just come to me," Buffaloe said.  "This time felt the same as it did the last time I won it.  I guess I've always been lucky. Every time I buy a ticket, I feel like I'm going to win."

Buffaloe bought the ticket at the One Stop Shop at Mitchell Mill and Fowler roads, northeast of Raleigh.

The previous record-holder for the largest Carolina Cash 5 jackpot awarded on a single ticket was a Greenville player who won $856,998 in November 2007.

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sweetie7398's avatar - flower2
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Posted: March 5, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

Very lucky, I'll say! Congrats.

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    Posted: March 5, 2013, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

    Way to go Homer!!!

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      Posted: March 5, 2013, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

      The smartest wager in any lottery is to instead of waste your time playing pick 3 or pick 4 with 50% payback is to WAIT and to spend all your money on

      pick 5 rollovers where the jackpots are in the 500k range. Giving you almost a true EV of 1 to 1 ( not counting taxes) . It is all I do here in Illinois. Is only play the lucky day lotto when it is over 500k. I do not need to play 50% payback games every day. I have hit 4 out of 5 a ton of times. I might not never hit 5 out of 5 but at least I put my money in when the pot dictates it not the other way around. Great job on hitting it twice buddy!

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        Posted: March 5, 2013, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats Homer, enjoy !

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          Posted: March 5, 2013, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

          That's awesome!..

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            Posted: March 5, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

            Was this the jackpot that Cincin was trying to win (where there had been a higher than normal number of JP winners)?

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            because it is his natural characteristic,

            so the artist works.

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              Posted: March 5, 2013, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

              Not only did he win the biggest ever Cash 5 jackpot in NC he also split one a couple years back and walked away with 400,000 grand....talk about that Tarheel Luck LOL

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                Posted: March 5, 2013, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                Amazing, happy for him

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                  Posted: March 5, 2013, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Homer Buffaloe, I like that name.

                  It's got a ring to it.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: March 5, 2013, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Homer Buffaloe, I like that name.

                    It's got a ring to it.

                    Green laugh

                                     

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                      Posted: March 5, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                      Congratulations Homer not once but twice....Thumbs Up

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                        Posted: March 5, 2013, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

                        Homer Buffaloe, I like that name.

                        It's got a ring to it.

                        Lol

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                          Posted: March 5, 2013, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder if his wife's name is Marge Buffaloe.

                          I'm going to change may name to Homer Buffaloe.

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                            Posted: March 5, 2013, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                            I wonder if his wife's name is Marge Buffaloe.

                            I'm going to change may name to Homer Buffaloe.

                            Hurray!WTG Homer!

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