Thanks to $325,000 lottery win, couple will replace home lost in Hurricane Irma
A couple who lost their home to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they will be in a position to rebuild their lives after successful a $325,000 prize on a $1 North Carolina lottery price tag.
After the typhoon devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, 2017, Patricia and Frank Raffa moved in with their daughter in Arden, North Carolina. The class five typhoon was once “one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century,” CNBC reported.
“We lost everything,” Frank Raffa informed NC lottery officers after the couple claimed their prize at N.C. Education Lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Friday.
The couple purchased the $1 Cash five price tag on the Energy Mart retailer on Long Shoals Road in Arden final Wednesday, in accordance to a NC Education Lottery information unencumber. After tax withholdings, they took home $229,131.
“We always use our own numbers,” Patricia Raffa informed lottery officers, in accordance to the inside track unencumber. “The first numbers were my birthday, 3 and 17. I was born on St. Patrick’s Day. The luck of the Irish!”
At first, the couple did not notice they might gained once they checked the numbers over espresso on Thursday morning.
“The first thing I saw was that someone hit the jackpot,” Frank Raffa informed lottery officers. “I thought, ‘Good for them.’ When I saw that we were the ones who hit, I couldn’t believe it.”
Patricia Raffa mentioned she idea her husband was once having a center assault. “I told him he needed to calm down before he dropped dead,” she informed lottery officers. “But then he told me we hit the jackpot.”
“This is a miracle,” Patrica Raffa informed lottery officers. “This is going to let us get a new home and pick up the pieces.”
Cash five is a statewide draw recreation that provides gamers the danger to win a jackpot each unmarried evening. Tickets value $1.
Cash five jackpots generally get started at $50,000, however all the way through the month of August the lottery is beginning the jackpot at $100,000 as a part of a different $100Okay Days promotion.
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