Rowan County Man Wins $144,631 Cash 5 Jackpot
Edward Woods of Cleveland wins a Cash 5 ticket with a $1 investment. Woods took a chance on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $144,631 jackpot. Mr. Woods bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket from Community Grocery & Hardware on Stateville Boulevard in Cleveland. His ticket matched all five numbers to win the jackpot in the Oct. 26 drawing. The odds of matching numbers on all five balls are 1 in 962,598. Woods claimed his prize at lottery headquarters Thursday in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $103,050. There have been some big Lottery winners like Joseph Johnson of Rocky Point who won on a $30 scratch-off and won a $5 million prize. Johnson bought his lucky $5,000,000 Ultimate ticket from Lowes Foods on South College Road in Wilmington.
When Johnson arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday, and had a chance to receive his prize as an annuity of $250,000 over 20 years or a lump sum of $3 million. He chose the lump sum of $3 million and, and after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $2,137,509.
Cash 5 is one of six lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Thursday’s jackpot is $143,000. For details on how $7.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Rowan County in 2022, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.