Three cheers for Mr. Jerry Wood.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 10, 2019
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It's always a good day to give back to your community. It's an especially good day to give back when you've just won $100,000 in the lottery.

Such was the case for Raleigh resident Jerry Wood, who won $100,000 when playing a scratch-off ticket for the $5 million Mega Cash drawing. As ABC 11 originally reported, Wood, a construction worker, has pledged to donate some of his winnings to help Hurricane Dorian victims.

"There's a lot of people out on Ocracoke Island that still need help," Wood told ABC 11. "We were able to help a little after it first hit, but now this puts us in a position to do more." In addition to using his winnings to help out in the aftermath of Dorian, Wood also plans to use some of the funds to help with his retirement savings.

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If they say the secret to living a happy, fulfilled life is helping others, we think this generous move certainly bodes well for Wood and his family.

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