Marjorie Grier of Charlotte tried her luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won $235,487.
Grier bought her lucky Quick Pick ticket from the Smoker’s Depot on South Tryon Street in Charlotte. She claimed her prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $167,220.
Grier was one of two winners who split the $470,974 Cash 5 jackpot in Thursday’s drawing. A Durham man claimed the other half on Friday.
Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Tuesday’s jackpot is $197,000.
Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. For details on how $62.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.