RALEIGH – Arthur Huff, a retired Army veteran from Fayetteville, plans to purchase a new truck after winning $169,635 playing Carolina Cash 5. Huff matched all five numbers in the July 29 drawing.

Huff learned of his big win on Aug. 6 when he scanned his ticket at the Food Lion on Skibo Road in Fayetteville, where he made his winning purchase.

“It feels great to win,” Huff said. “I’m getting a new Nissan truck and I’m going to share with my family.”

Huff received a check for $115,357 after state and federal taxes were withheld.

As of June 2013, the lottery has has raised more than $2.9 billion to support education programs. The lottery completed its seventh straight year of record sales and record earnings for the state on June 30, 2013, recording a 5.8 percent increase in sales and an estimated 4 percent increase in earnings. Lottery dollars support teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repair projects, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, college scholarships and financial aid based on need and digital learning initiatives.

To see how more than $97.9 million in lottery dollars have made a difference in Cumberland County, go to the Where the Money Goes webpage at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.