Restaurant owner enjoys third big lottery win

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The owner of a Greensboro fast-food restaurant is once again relishing his good fortune with the N.C. Education Lottery.

Ralph Havis, who owns Beef Burger, won $1 million playing 100X The Cash, his third big lottery win in less than two years.

Havis bought the ticket early Tuesday morning and claimed his prize that afternoon.

After choosing the lump sum payment of $600,000 and, after federal and state taxes were withheld, Havis received $415,506.

He said he plans to share some of the prize with his employees and put the rest in the bank.

On April 26, Havis won $150,000 playing $500 Cash. And on Aug. 4, 2014, he won $150,000 playing Golden 7’s.

He said he’s not done playing the lottery yet, adding he’s going for “the big one.”

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