CLEMMONS, N.C. — The odds were 1 in 962,598, and Deborah Johnson of Clemmons was that 1.
Johnson found out she won Wednesday's Cash 5 jackpot of $110,000. She purchased the lucky ticket from the Xpress Food Mart on South Main Street in Winston-Salem.
"Unbelievably speechless. Thank you, Jesus. I can't believe the excellent timing," Johnson said when she picked up her prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
After the required state and federal tax withholding, she took home $77,825.
Mrs. Johnson said she plans to use the money to pay bills and perhaps take a trip to the beach with her husband.
The Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every night. Tickets are $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers or online.
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