He did it for Dale and it literally paid off.
A man named Luther Dowdy from Lincolnton, North Carolina, just a few towns from where I was born, recently won the $235,001 jackpot after purchasing three $1 Cash 5 tickets in tribute to the late great Dale Earnhardt Sr.
I mean, you can’t make things up like that…
I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder to be from North Carolina, and Luther told WCNC that it was his first time playing Cash 5:
“It was my first time playing Cash 5.
I chose Quick Pick three times for Dale Earnhardt.”
Exalt it and praise it, amirite?
He added that he was understandably in complete shock to find out he had actually won:
“I almost fell off my chair when I saw how much I won.”
He got all five white balls right in Monday’s drawing and went to lottery headquarters on Wednesday to collect his prize. After the required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $166,875.
Luther said he wants to use the money to pay off his mortgage and help a neighbor who lives across the street, and he thinks he might even be able to retire now at the end of this year:
“Now I may be able to retire at the end of this year.”
How could you phrase it better?
And Dale Jr. even saw the news and said that Luther “really did it for Dale”:
“He really did it for Dale.”
Sounds like Luther will have to invite him over to dinner soon…
https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2022/10/20/north-carolina-man-wins-235k-lottery-jackpot-after-buying-three-tickets-for-dale-earnhardt/ North Carolina Man Wins $235K Lottery Jackpot After Buying Three Tickets “For Dale Earnhardt”