RALEIGH – Nannie Wheeler of Wendell matched all five numbers in the Sept. 16 Carolina Cash 5 drawing and won the $212,243 jackpot.
“I’ve been bouncing off the ceiling ever since I found out,” said Wheeler, who beat odds of 1 in 575,757 to win the jackpot.
After state and federal taxes were withheld, Wheeler received a check for $144,325. She purchased her lucky ticket at the Knightdale Family Fare on Knightdale Boulevard in Knightdale.
As of June 2013, the lottery has raised more than $2.9 billion to support education programs. Lottery dollars support teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction and repair projects, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, college scholarships and financial aid based on need and digital learning initiatives.
To see how more than $189.4 million in lottery dollars have made a difference in Wake County, go to the Where the Money Goes webpage at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.