RALEIGH – Marvin Kendrick of Reidsville won $236,168 in the Sept. 12 Carolina Cash 5 drawing. He purchased his winning ticket, worth $160,594 after taxes, at Nick’s Food Mart on Barnes Street in Reidsville.
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 odds of winning depend on how many entries are made before the Nov. 7 entry deadline. 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, Rockingham County education programs received more than $18.2 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.