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Cabarrus County retiree scores $440,643 Cash 5 jackpot on her first try

January 15, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:36 PM

Phyllis Davis of Concord decided to purchase her first Cash 5 ticket and it ended up winning her a $440,643 jackpot.

“It was just a whim,” said Davis. “I wanted to do it before, but I backed out. This time I asked my husband, I said, ‘Should I play?’ and he said, ‘Just play! You might win.’”

Davis purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket for Sunday’s drawing using Online Play on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

“I woke up at 3:21 a.m. and I checked the app and it said, ‘You’re a winner,’” recalled Davis. “I couldn’t believe it was real. First time I ever played.”

She claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $311,755.

“I think it’s just for retirement,” said Davis of her prize money. “Just to have something to reach back for.”

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Friday’s jackpot is $110,000.

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.


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1/18/2021 08:33 - Tonia R.


1/18/2021 07:47 - Natalie R.

Congratulations !??

1/18/2021 09:41 - Harold G.

Congratulations! First time playing dfntly proved a point. You can’t win,unless you play.

1/17/2021 01:49 - Debra K.

You are a really Lucky Lady!! Congratulations!!

1/17/2021 08:22 - Brent W.

Congratulations, But that’s some Bull@#$% I’ve been playing since 2006 and all I can hit is $1.00 maybe $3.00 if I play multiple lines NC Lottery
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1/16/2021 11:30 - Charles H.

Once again I got cheated out of it.

1/16/2021 10:52 - Dwight T.

for instance if you win on a $5 ticket and you have the win with 5x,,why are there $2 on a $5 ticket and you win $10 instead of $25??? i think the least amount you could win on a $5 ticket should be "$5"!!!!!That is a serious letdown for me,,just asking????Congratulations PHYLLIS,,My wife name is Phyllis,,,hope we WIN something soonNC Lottery
Hi Dwight, the EZ Match prizes are randomly assigned and can range from $2 to $500 for each matching number. It is just a matter of luck.

1/16/2021 10:49 - SchardI B.

Congrats and I'm going to be next!

1/16/2021 08:46 - Charles L.

Wow that’s cool

1/16/2021 05:45 - Ricky S.

Yeah, right !! And I got land for sale in Montana. Unbelievable write-up.

1/16/2021 02:51 - mona w.

Enjoy your winnings.

1/16/2021 01:52 - Susan L.

Congrats, you have truly been blessed!

1/16/2021 01:15 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more wonderful wins.

1/16/2021 11:05 - stan m.

Great win !! I've been playing for almost 3 years now and have yet too win. My day is coming !!!

1/16/2021 08:54 - DaSean H.

Congrats to this lady that's a blessing

1/16/2021 07:56 - Jorge O.

Enjoy your winning. I'm glad you won , I hope to be one of the Lucy winner one day.

1/16/2021 12:13 - David B.

First time playing and has the Mobile App? Must used the app for Lucke-Rewards and plays only plays scratch offs

1/15/2021 09:51 - Katherine P.


1/15/2021 09:12 - Martha Lucía S.

It is so nice!!! I wish I can win something. It is my hope everyday!! I have many debts to pay!! but I know I am a LUCKY WOMAN and God always with me and He knows I need money for my daughter College, to pay my house etc. I always happy when I hear people won the lottery. Only God Knows why? God bless everyone!

1/15/2021 08:41 - joanie m.

Wow congratulations

1/15/2021 07:54 - Yvonne b.


1/15/2021 06:23 - Lamont T.


1/15/2021 02:48 - Harold w.

How many entries so far--Holiday Luck Second Chance? ThanksNC Lottery
Hi Harold, there were 27,539,572 entries as of the most recent report.

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