Levonne McQueen of Laurinburg had been playing Cash 5 all week, and on Thursday, her persistence paid off with a $100,000 jackpot prize.
She purchased her lucky $1 ticket from Nic’s Pic Kwik on Main Street in Wagram.
McQueen and her husband woke up on Friday morning, and decided to check the Quick Pick ticket. “My husband was looking at the phone and he was calling out the numbers,” said McQueen. One by one, he called out the first four numbers as McQueen replied, “I got all four of them!”
When he called out the fifth number, McQueen couldn’t believe it.
“I got that, too!” she said. “I couldn’t even say a word because I didn’t believe it myself.”
McQueen claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $70,750.
With her winnings, McQueen said she plans to pay off some bills.
Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night. Tickets cost $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers, through Online Play on the lottery’s website, or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile app.
Friday’s Cash 5 jackpot is $100,000.
Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how $2.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Scotland County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.