REGIONAL: Gaston County woman wins $310,492 jackpot

Published 11:05 am Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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RALEIGH – Deborah Pietrucha of Mount Holly tried her luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $310,492 jackpot.

Pietrucha purchased her lucky ticket for the Oct. 29 drawing using Online Play on the lottery’s website. She arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $220,481.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at 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. Tuesday’s jackpot is $110,000.

Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $14.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Gaston County in 2021, visit and click on the “Impact” section.