Cathy Noe of Newport tried her luck playing Cash 5 and won a $100,000 top prize in the Cash 5 Bonus Cash promotion.
Her good luck occurred on Wednesday in the third of four drawings for the promotion. Each drawing offers one prize of $100,000 and 40 prizes of $500.
Players who spend $5 or more on a single Carolina Cash 5 ticket in a retail location receive an entry into the Bonus Cash drawing. Noe purchased her Cash 5 ticket from C Co Mini Mart on U.S 70 in Newport.
She arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $71,250.
The Cash 5 Bonus Cash Drawing promotion runs through the entire month of November. The fourth and final drawing is scheduled for Dec. 1.
Cash 5 is one of six 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.
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Monday’s jackpot is $551,000.
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