RALEIGH – Tracey Smith of Greensboro matched all five numbers in the Sept. 29 Carolina Cash 5 drawing, winning $182,546. Hers was one of two tickets that split the $365,092 jackpot.
Smith purchased her winning ticket at the Pop Shoppe on Hickswood Road in High Point. She received a check for $124,131 after state and federal taxes were withheld.
The other ticket that matched all five numbers in Saturday’s drawing was sold at the Express Mart on Weeksville Road in Elizabeth City.
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, Guilford County education programs received more than $102.1 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.