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Grandma’s lucky numbers win Sampson County woman a Cash 5 jackpot

January 25, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:01 PM
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A few special numbers led Maria Moreno of Newton Grove to win half of a $362,242 Cash 5 jackpot.

“I just can’t believe it,” she said of her good fortune. “I’m so lucky and I feel really, really happy.”

Moreno purchased her winning ticket for Tuesday’s drawing at the Best Bet on Harnett Dunn Highway in Newton Grove.

“My grandma passed away two years ago and I played with her numbers,” said Moreno. “She gave me the good luck. I would take care of her and take her to the appointments and all that stuff. And one lady told me, ‘Now she’s blessing you, she’s taking care of you.’”

Moreno’s ticket was one of two that matched all five numbers in the drawing. The other half of the jackpot was won by Timothy Chandler of Lexington.

When she found out she would be splitting the jackpot, Moreno replied, “Oh, it’s okay, because we like to share!”

She claimed her half of the jackpot, $181,121, at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Friday. After required federal and state tax withholdings, Moreno took home $128,586.

“I have three kids and they all want their own rooms, so I’ll probably buy a house,” said Moreno.

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Monday’s jackpot is $358,000.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

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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1/28/2021 09:27 - Deborah C.

Congratulations!

1/26/2021 09:36 - floresa r.

Congratulations

1/26/2021 07:40 - Zelda L.

congratulations

1/26/2021 01:17 - Tatania S.

Congratulations!!!

1/26/2021 12:38 - Mary M.

HI NCLOTTERY- I CAN PLAY ONLINE FROM MY CELLPHONE BUT NOT FROM MY COMPUTER. THE NCEL CART KEEPS A CONTINUOUS RELOADING CIRCULAR MOTION. I KEEP REBOOTING MY COMPUTER BUT I'M UNABLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FROM MY COMPUTER. THANK YOUNC Lottery
Hi Mary, please try clearing your browser cache and then restarting. Once you log in again, please wait for your dashboard to fully load before clicking on another page. If the issue continues, please reach out to our support team at https://nclottery.com/Help

1/25/2021 08:00 - Christopher A.

Are there no second drawings taking place whatsoever?NC Lottery
Hi Christopher, we do have a few upcoming Second Chance drawings. Holiday Luck and 2020 Multiply The Cash will both have drawings on Feb. 3.

1/25/2021 07:42 - wayne f.

Congratulations many Blessings

1/25/2021 05:57 - Denver G.

Hey ALEXANDER H. I wanted to address this issue earlier. When I scan X the cash tickets on mobile phone with the new app some tickets show zero entries. When I check my points & 2nd chance history on my desk top, ALL tickets have given me entries 5, 10 or 20. Also the new app always says "oops looks like lucky rewards is unavailable". Which leads players to think system is down. It just means you have been logged out and need to sign in again.

1/25/2021 05:56 - Gloria C.

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

1/25/2021 05:35 - john a.

I use a desktop and the site has been slow to load the past few days.NC Lottery
Sorry about that! Please try clearing your browser cache and restarting. Once you log in again, please wait for your dashboard to fully load before clicking on another page. If the issue continues, please reach out to our support team at https://nclottery.com/Help

1/25/2021 04:16 - Alexander H.

One the subject of X The Cash. I thought the older version was only good for points but not entry into 2nd chance because I kept getting 0 entries when scanned with my phone unlike the latest version. Come to find out by looking at the eligible entries under the rules, those older games (710,711,713,714,659) are indeed supposed to be included. Called the number given for assist and waited 28 min to only be disconnected. Before I take the time to wait again, can you clarify this for me. Tech issue or misprint on the rules? Fyi, this was the case w/my son's acct as well. Also, what is the game # for the old $30 X The Cash? NC Lottery
Old X The Cash tickets are eligible for the Multiply The Cash drawing. Did you try looking at Points History / 2nd Chance? All upcoming 2nd Chance entries should be listed there. If phone is taking too long you might try the online chat option at https://nclottery.com/help. There is no $30 X The Cash ticket but the $20 100X The Cash is game 765.

1/25/2021 04:08 - Casselle W.

Congrats on your blessing, pay it forward, just enjoy the moment while you and the family run barefoot through your new home. Be safe!!

1/25/2021 03:38 - Sonya C.

Congratulations

1/25/2021 03:36 - Samuel J.

Nice win!!! btw , is something wrong with member page ? I can't enter ticket draws or put in points.NC Lottery
Hi Samuel, it should be working but there are some things that you can try if it is not. Please try clearing your browser cache and restarting. Once you log in again, please wait for your dashboard to fully load before clicking on another page. If the issue continues, please reach out to our support team at https://nclottery.com/Help

1/25/2021 03:04 - David M.

Been trying for two days to enter Lucke-Rewards Second Chance on the web, but always get kicked back to the main screen. Can someone fix this???NC Lottery
Sorry about that! Please try clearing your browser cache and restarting. Once you log in again, please wait for your dashboard to fully load before clicking on another page. If the issue continues, please reach out to our support team at https://nclottery.com/Help

1/25/2021 02:18 - Kendrick N.

congrats!!!!!

1/25/2021 01:15 - Denver G.

Cool, better odds then PB or MM. Hey LZ, you said the new $30 ticket coming out 3/3 will have (3) 2nd chance drawings. I know they will be spread out over 18-24 months. How many 2nd chance drawings will the 2021 multiply the cash have?? The current one ends Jan.31st. So I guess the 2021 that starts Feb 1st will include all new and old X THE CASH games, excluding the X games that have officially ended.NC Lottery
Hi Denver, that is correct, both new and old X The Cash second chance entries will be put into 2021 Multiply The Cash once we have completed all 2020 Multiply The Cash drawings. There will be four drawings for 2021 Multiply The Cash.

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