Eastern North Carolina woman wins big with quarter-million-dollar Cash 5 jackpot

Published 1:05 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2023

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a big Cash 5 jackpot win by a Beaufort County woman.

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 December 3, 2022 drawing to win the jackpot. Dorgan arrived at lottery headquarters Tuesday, January 3, 2023 to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $160,696.

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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. The Wednesday, January 4 jackpot is $221,000.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact across North Carolina last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.