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Guilford County woman’s winning $653,599 jackpot ticket rode shotgun since September

November 3, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:07 PM

Since September, Tina Edwards drove around Greensboro not knowing that a Cash 5 ticket worth more than half a million dollars sat beside her.

“I didn’t know I won,” said Edwards. “I was riding around with it for two months with no idea I had a winning ticket.”

Edwards, a customer service manager, stopped at the Bestway on Walker Avenue in Greensboro and bought a few lottery tickets while on the way to dinner with a co-worker.

On Tuesday—over a month later — Edwards and the same co-worker visited a different gas station and decided to check the old tickets.

“We were in the store and she said, ’Oh! You won something,’” recalled Edwards. “I’ve been in complete shock for the last two days.”

Edwards matched all five white balls in the Sept. 28 drawing to win the jackpot. She arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $464,121.

Edwards said she can now cross two things off her bucket list: paying off her house and a family trip to Dubai.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or 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. Thursday’s jackpot is $185,000.


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11/07/2022 08:18 - Deborah O.

Hi, Deborah! We apologize for the inconvenience - we are currently experiencing a widespread issue affecting ticket entry and second chance entries. We are working to resolve this ASAP and appreciate your patience while we look into this!

11/06/2022 10:38 - JUANITA G.


11/06/2022 10:38 - kenneth h.

I’m next lol

11/05/2022 03:20 - Natalie R.

Wow! Congratulations!

11/04/2022 06:25 - Sabrina D S.


11/03/2022 10:26 - jonathan r.

Wow! When will double play be available for purchase online?NC Lottery
Hey there, Jonathan! At this time we don't have a timeline for offering Double Play for Online Play purchases, but we hope to be able to offer that as an option for our players in the future - and the future is full of possibilities!

11/03/2022 07:30 - Joyce B.

Congratulations ????

11/03/2022 03:21 - Anita A.

God Bless

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