RALEIGH – Timothy McKinney of High Point won $110,305 in the Oct. 4 Carolina Cash 5 drawing. His ticket was one of two that split the $220,610 jackpot. He purchased his winning ticket, worth $75,007 after taxes, at the Bizzy Bee on North Main Street in High Point.
The other winner is Deborah Cherry, a resident of Willow Spring in Wake County. The odds of matching all five numbers playing Cash 5 are 1 in 575,757.
A Cash 5 promotion that started Sept. 9 offers players five extra chances to win as much as $50,000. The lottery will hold five Cash 5 Bonus Bucks drawings between now and next summer. In each drawing, five prizes will be awarded: One $50,000 grand prize, one $5,000 prize, and three $1,000 prizes.
To get a Bonus Bucks entry slip, a Cash 5 purchase of $5 must be made in one of two ways. A player can select five sets of numbers for one drawing on a single ticket or choose one set of numbers for five drawings on a single ticket. Along with the $5 Cash 5 ticket, an entry slip for the Bonus Bucks drawing will be generated at no extra cost. The first Bonus Bucks drawing is scheduled for Nov. 14. The entry slip received at the time of purchase must be kept and then validated at one of the lottery’s regional claim centers to collect a prize won in the drawing.
Ticket sales for games such as Carolina Cash 5 have enabled the lottery to raise more than $2.45 billion for education initiatives statewide. 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 need-based college scholarships and financial aid.