Cary Powerball winner comes forward

From staff reportsSeptember 6, 2013 

— The man who won $1 million Wednesday with a Powerball ticket he bought at a Cary convenience store has come forward to claim his prize.

Charles Reffitt of Cary learned he had won on Thursday evening when the clerk at the Grocery Boy Jr. at Kildaire Farm and Penny roads told him the winning ticket had been bought at the store.

“He told me to check my ticket so I handed it to him,” Reffitt told lottery officials. “He started jumping up and down and said I had won a million dollars.”

Reffitt, who does home improvement work, received $680,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. He said he plans to take a vacation, share with his children and save for retirement.

Reffitt matched five numbers in Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of hitting those numbers are 1 in 5.1 million.

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