Peter Miller of Southport said the $217,608 he won playing Carolina Cash 5 will be used to enjoy retirement and share with his five grandchildren.
“I’m going to keep playing,” Miller said as he claimed his prize money at lottery headquarters Thursday, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. “I don’t think the lottery has a memory. Every day is a new day.”
Miller was buying gas at the Murphy Express on North Howe Street when he decided to buy three Quick Pick tickets for the Dec. 21 Cash 5 drawing.