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Korean War veteran wins lottery five times in one drawing

Sep 27, 2019, 8:33 am

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Luck struck North Carolina Navy veteran Add Lancaster not once, but five times, when he won five lottery prizes in one Cash 5 drawing, including the $163,634 jackpot.

"I wanted to shout, 'Hallelujah!' when I saw what I won," Lancaster said, sticking his arms in the air. "I've been lucky my whole life, but I can't believe this." 

The Korean War veteran's good fortune started when he stopped at Wissam & Brothers Inc. on Fort Run Road in his home town of Pikeville and bought a Cash 5 ticket for Monday's drawing. Lancaster used five sets of his own numbers and bought one ticket with five plays on it. He found out he won later that night.

"My wife writes down the numbers for me during the drawing," Lancaster said. "When she handed me the paper, so I could check my ticket, I couldn't believe it. One of my lines matched five numbers and the other ones matched four numbers. I started shouting, 'I got it! I got it! I hit the lottery!'"

The line that matched all five numbers won a $163,634 Cash 5 jackpot, beating odds of one in 962,598. The lines that matched all four numbers won $250 each for a total of $1,000. They beat odds of one in 5,066.

He claimed his prizes Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $116,480. He plans to use some of the money to pay bills and do some home repairs.

Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night. Tickets cost $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers or through Online Play on the lottery's website. The jackpot for tonight's drawing is $110,000.

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White Shores- California
United States
Member #136471
December 12, 2012
6679 Posts

if this veteran's name is truly " Add "- then l am not surprised. Keep bringing that bacon in Sir!

  • Btw- We had 9, 2nd place winners in our Superlotto Plus game this week.
  • Each pulled in 3K a piece.Sleepy

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    music*'s avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
    USN United States Navy
    Fresno, California
    United States
    Member #157849
    August 2, 2014
    3959 Posts

    Hearty Congratulations to Add Lancaster and his wife. 

     The WW2 generation is disappearing.  Korean War Veterans are following. 

     I am grateful for what they have done to keep us and our friends free.

     "We are all in this together!" 

      United States
      Member #23834
      October 16, 2005
      4432 Posts

      "if this veteran's name is truly " Add ""

      A guy old enough to have gone to Korea is old enough to have parents who might name their kid Addison.