“I couldn’t stop shaking” Concord woman says of $100,634 Cash 5 jackpot

Published 3:51 pm Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dana Dysart of Concord said she was in shock after winning Sunday’s $100,634 Cash 5 jackpot.

“I thought I was going to die in the middle of the store I was so excited,” said Dysart. “I couldn’t even pump gas! I had to have someone come out and do it for me because I couldn’t stop shaking.”

Dysart’s good fortune happened Sunday when she bought a $1 Cash 5 ticket from the Circle K on N.C. 49 N in Mount Pleasant. She discovered the following day that she had won.

“I put my ticket in the machine and it made the noise that I had won something,” said Dysart. “I thought it was just $200 or $300. Then the cashier said, ‘Sweetheart, you have to go to lottery headquarters.’”

Dysart claimed the jackpot Tuesday from lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $70,948. She plans to use the prize to pay off her house.

“I’m still in shock,” said Dysart. “I cried all day yesterday. It is just very, very exciting. I’ll finally have my house paid for.”

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million dollars a year for education. For details on how $13.4 million raised by the lottery supported education programs in Cabarrus County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.