RALEIGH – Deborah Cherry, a resident of Willow Spring in Wake County, won $110,305 playing Carolina Cash 5. Cherry matched all five numbers in the Oct. 4 drawing. Her ticket was one of two that split the $220,610 jackpot.
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Cherry received a check for $75,007. She purchased her winning ticket at the Starmount Mart on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.
The other winning ticket from the Oct. 4 drawing was sold was the Bizzy Bee on North Main Street in High Point. As of Monday morning, no one has claimed the second half of the $220,610 jackpot.
Odds of matching all five numbers playing Cash 5 are 1 in 575,757. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prizes.
Since the lottery began through June 30, 2011, Wake County education programs received more than $145.8 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and college scholarships and financial aid based on need.
To date, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.45 billion for these initiatives statewide.