Beaufort County woman celebrates $225,538 Cash 5 jackpot

Published 4:04 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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Laura Dorgan of Washington tried her luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $225,538 jackpot.

Dorgan purchased her lucky Quick Pick ticket from the Food Lion at Washington Square Mall in Washington. She matched all five white balls in the Dec. 3 drawing to win the jackpot.

Dorgan arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $160,696.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Wednesday jackpot is $221,000.