LILLINGTON – Katie Bailey of Lillington took a chance on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $834,910 jackpot.
Bailey bought her Quick Pick ticket for the April 29 drawing from the Food Lion on West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard where she works. The purchase occurred during a visit to the store while Bailey was not working.
She arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $592,873.
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.
Wednesday’s jackpot is $394,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.
Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. A $10 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, is helping Harnett County build a new school.