Jul. 1—HIGH POINT — A local man won an N.C. Education Lottery jackpot this week playing his usual set of numbers that finally proved lucky.
Joshua Faucette of High Point has been playing Cash 5 with the same set of numbers for a year. On Monday night the numbers paid off in a $110,000 jackpot drawing.
On Tuesday morning, Faucette, who works as a forklift driver, decided to check his tickets.
"I always check my phone to see what Pick 4 and Cash 5 numbers came out," he said. "When I went to Cash 5 and saw the numbers, I said, 'Well, that looks like the numbers that I played!'"
Faucette quickly checked his own ticket and couldn't believe his good fortune.
"I saw the numbers and I knew that I had won," he said. "I was excited and it made me nervous all at the same time. I had to get myself together."
Faucette purchased his winning ticket from the Quick Grocery on Eastchester Drive.
He claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $77,691 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
"Me and my fiancee made a down payment on a home that we live in," he said. "I'll put a part of it towards what we owe on the house."
The rest of the winnings will go towards paying other bills, Faucette said.
Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night.