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A man who won the lottery in North Carolina says his pencil picked the winning number for him.

Samuel Manley, a school bus technician from Littleton, stopped at Bert Ammond Country Café in Pleasant Hill on July 29 and bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket after telling his wife he was feeling lucky, the lottery said.

"I told her, 'I'm going to buy the winning Cash 5 ticket'," he said, according to the lottery.

Instead of picking numbers that are special to him like he usually does, he tried a different technique this time, the lottery said.

"I closed my eyes and let luck be my guide," Manley said, according to the lottery "I put the pencil down and wherever it landed, that's the number I used."

But he put the ticket in his pocket and forgot about it for two days, the lottery said.

When he remembered and checked it, he couldn't believe he had won $160,595.

"I always keep stuff in my pocket and transfer it from shirt to shirt," Manley said, according to the lottery. "I can't believe I was carrying around something worth that much money."

Cash 5 is a "draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night," the lottery said.

Manley said he will pay bills with some of the money and put the rest in savings, according to the lottery.

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Posted: August 6, 2019, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

l think l am going to switch. My palantir has been unreliable lately. I am seeking a good diviner rod to chose my numbers moving forward. Thanks for the heads up Samuel. 

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    Posted: August 6, 2019, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to Samuel Manley!!  $160,595.00 definitely is a winner. Party

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      Posted: August 6, 2019, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

      Good thing he didn't wash the shirt.  Imagine the horror of finding the playslip and knowing you washed the ticket away?

       

      Congratulations Samuel on your big WIN!

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        Posted: August 6, 2019, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

        Congrats Party

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          Posted: August 7, 2019, 12:34 am - IP Logged

          Very nice.....congratulations!

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            Posted: August 7, 2019, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

            it's the ouija board system. it works. you have to close your eyes and let the pen or pencil drift along the play slip until you let it drop. much better than a quick pik which relies on the timing of a clerk's finger on a button. never trust a clerk or a machine to select your numbers. you must fill out the slip. much more gratifying when you do it yourself.

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              That has to be the best logical system ever used to win Chair..What do I think? Why have I not asked myself lately, why I don't think of these great ideas? LOLEmbarassedThud

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                Posted: August 8, 2019, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                "I put the pencil down and wherever it landed, that's the number I used."

                I tried that once, and got a ticket with the numbers 7 1/8, 23 9/16,  27 1/4, 37 1/8, 43 15/16, and 52 3/4.

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                  Posted: August 8, 2019, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                  "I put the pencil down and wherever it landed, that's the number I used."

                  I tried that once, and got a ticket with the numbers 7 1/8, 23 9/16,  27 1/4, 37 1/8, 43 15/16, and 52 3/4.

                  What were you cutting plywood or something?

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                    I remember trying that with p3 before but it never worked so I stopped but think it might be

                    a good idea to try it with one of the games with more numbers like maybe cash 5.

                    Will try it soon!

                    Good for the man who won doing it!

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                      Posted: August 11, 2019, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                      That is a fantastic system!  Positive energy from one's inner self!   

                      Congratulations to the winner!

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                        I remember trying that with p3 before but it never worked so I stopped but think it might be

                        a good idea to try it with one of the games with more numbers like maybe cash 5.

                        Will try it soon!

                        Good for the man who won doing it!

                        Hmmm. You're right, Vergie. I might try it tonight and btw,

                         good luck vergie Cheerson our nc pick 3 again and p4.

                         

                        Congrats to Sam, wtg!(Way to go!) g-night fellow LP players!See Ya!Good luck to all playin' during this new week comin' up your lottery games."

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                          Posted: August 16, 2019, 5:50 am - IP Logged

                          Congrats to the lucky guy, scrying might be his thing, maybe he should go metal detecting.

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                            I tried that but hasn't helped me get the winning numbers so far, so i can move somewhere safer, for myself and my cat!"

                             

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