State Politics

Cary man claims $175,261 lottery prize

Richard Sarnicola of Cary claimed a top prize of $175,261 after learning his "Carolina Cash 5" ticket matched all five numbers from the game's Feb. 12 drawing, N.C. Education Lottery officials said Monday.

Sarnicola purchased his winning ticket at the Kangaroo Express on North Harrison Avenue in Cary. He says he will put his winnings in a "rainy day fund" for the future.

According to odds posted on the lottery's Web site, Sarnicola had a 1-in-575,757 chance of matching all five numbers.

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