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N.C. man wins $200,000 on his first-ever lottery ticket

Apr 8, 2008, 8:48 am

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North Carolina LotteryNorth Carolina Lottery: N.C. man wins $200,000 on his first-ever lottery ticket

Talk about luck.

Herbert Marsh of High Point, North Carolina, won $200,000 the first time he played the lottery.

Going on a feeling something good would happen, Marsh bought a Powerball ticket for the Wednesday drawing that matched all five numbers.

Marsh told the North Carolina Education Lottery he plans to buy a new car with some of the money and put the rest in savings.

He purchased his ticket at the Kangaroo Express on National Highway in Thomasville.

Another Triad resident also recently won money.

Katherine Lolling of Graham won $175,000 playing the "Big Ol' Bucks" instant scratch-off game Sunday at the Kangaroo Express #3172 on South Main Street in Graham.

Lolling scratched the ticket while still in the store, with the cashier watching and crossing her fingers for luck.

She said she will use some of the money to pay off bills.

On Saturday in the "Carolina Cash 5" drawing, one ticket matched all five numbers and is worth $178,165. That ticket was sold at the Quick Mart on West Main Street in Jamestown.

The prize has yet to be claimed.

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JordanT1021's avatar - latest cb=2015102018
High Point
United States
Member #53119
June 24, 2007
9210 Posts

I am from High Point, North Carolina. Furniture Capitol of the World. I wish I knew the man. My grandfather might. I know exactly which Gas station that is too. There is a nice bbq spot near there.

    ThatScaryChick's avatar - giphy11resized
    United States
    Member #56504
    November 21, 2007
    6902 Posts

    Congrats to him. I wish I was that lucky. Yes Nod

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      Coastal Georgia
      United States
      Member #2653
      October 30, 2003
      1866 Posts

      If Mr Marsh had only selected the PowerPlay option for one more dollar, his winnings would have been $800,000 instead of $200,000.

      $200,000 is certainly not chump change, but $800,000 sounds sexier...






        Pogo's avatar - wfl
        United States
        Member #29377
        January 1, 2006
        592 Posts

        Very nice win, Congrats to whomever won it!!! Pogo

          DC81's avatar - batman39
          United States
          Member #54828
          August 31, 2007
          985 Posts

          Congrats to him. I wish I was that lucky. Yes Nod

          Ditto though if I did win it'd likely be followed up by something horrible since that's how the very little luck I have, tends to work.

          You can't predict random.

            dphillips's avatar - littleuns
            Albuquerque, New Mexico
            United States
            Member #5128
            June 18, 2004
            377 Posts

            And then, there are those who are lucky...and then, there are those who are damn lucky!

            See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

              tntea's avatar - Lottery-059.jpg

              United States
              Member #5344
              June 30, 2004
              23647 Posts

              Great story...

              I am very happy for those lucky ones.. even the damn lucky ones.

                   OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

                Tenaj's avatar - michellea
                Charlotte NC
                United States
                Member #17405
                June 18, 2005
                4070 Posts

                Congratulations to him.


                  Grand Rapids, Michigan
                  United States
                  Member #53006
                  June 19, 2007
                  67 Posts

                  I wish I could be that lucky once in awhile...sigh.

                    JordanT1021's avatar - latest cb=2015102018
                    High Point
                    United States
                    Member #53119
                    June 24, 2007
                    9210 Posts

                    I live about 15 minutes from this guy and he has become somewhat of a local hero. I ate at the resturant where he works at last night and customers were asking him to help them pick numbers. I would have asked also, but i didn't want to disturb the man. I know he probably gets it a lof here recently

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                      Zeta Reticuli Star System
                      United States
                      Member #30469
                      January 17, 2006
                      11578 Posts

                      We should have a perpetual "Luck Factor" thread in Discussions, or its own forum, and it should be required reading for any one who doubts that's it's just luck, or that the Lottery Fairy either likes you or doesn't!

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 


                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                        Badger's avatar - adu50016 NorthAmericanBadger.jpg
                        United States
                        Member #1303
                        March 27, 2003
                        1508 Posts

                        Which just goes to illustrate, once again, that if you are "meant" to win a high tier prize or jackpot, it doesn't matter how you get there ; other than buying a ticket.

                        A dollar on a big jackpot game can win just as easily as buying 100 tickets, because the overall odds are so huge that you can't make a dent in them.....and each ticket/line purchased has the same probability of being drawn.


                        How can you tell if a politician is lying?

                        Answer: His lips are moving.


                          United Kingdom
                          Member #57143
                          December 19, 2007
                          31 Posts

                          Congrats to him, nice to see first time players win.

                          I didn't win anything on my first ticket, or the 100 somthing tickets after that LoL.

                            JackpotWanna's avatar - squiz

                            United States
                            Member #4121
                            March 23, 2004
                            817 Posts

                            Wow! some luck! WTG!