A Fayetteville woman is nearly a half million dollars richer, as she won a recent North Carolina Education Lottery Cash 5 jackpot.
Teresa Logan bought her $1 Cash 5 ticket using the lottery’s Online Play system, and won $491,451. She matched all five white balls in last Wednesday’s drawing.
“We’ve just been soaking it all in,” Logan said. “Me and my husband like to play Cash 5 on our phones. He told me that night, ‘Don’t forget to play your Cash 5.'”
Logan collected her prize Monday, walking away with $350,160 after required state and federal taxes were collected.
“I logged into my account and saw the amount flash on my phone,” she said. “I told my husband, ‘Honey, we won, we won.’”
Logan said she plans to use her winnings for their retirement and to do some home renovations.
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.
The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot in Fayetteville, and in the North Carolina Education Lottery are 1 in 962,598. Monday’s jackpot is $110,000.
Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $23 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cumberland County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.