Oriental Mini Mart has big winner !

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At left, Mini Mart owner Ray Wahib and friend Hatem Jriesat announce that one of their customers won Saturday’s Carolina Cash 5 lottery!

ORIENTAL – Owner Ray Wahib’s friendly demeanor and winning personality may have something to do with Oriental Mini Mart’s growing reputation as a super lucky spot to purchase lottery tickets and scratch-offs.

Well, that reputation just SKY ROCKETED!!!

On Saturday, July 21, a customer of Oriental Mini Mart won the Carolina Cash 5 lottery by playing the following numbers: 01 05 17 18 41


The person, who has not yet been identified, qualifies for a cash jackpot of approximately $112,000, which is great news for Ray and his staff! The guy was all smiles this week when he and friend Hatem Jriesat took a break for a quick photo opp in front of the store!

“I have had the store since 2015, and our lottery keeps getting bigger,” said Ray. “I would say that right now, probably 70 percent of our customers participate.”

Oriental Mini Mart is open 7 days a week – until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Ray and his staff keep long hours. They perform a real service, offering the essentials of life when other options are not available in the laid-back community.

“We really do love Oriental, and our customers are great,” chuckled Ray, who added: “And, come in some time real soon! We’ll help you pick a lucky number!”

You’ll find Oriental Mini Mart at the corner of Broad and Ragan Streets. Phone number (252) 249-0720.