RALEIGH – Mary Bellamy of Dudley bought an Online Play ticket for Saturday’s Cash 5 jackpot and won the $139,140 jackpot.
Bellamy claimed her prize Tuesday and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $98,442.
Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Wednesday’s jackpot is $176,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.
Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.
Ticket sales from scratch-offs make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Wayne County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.