REGIONAL: Charlotte woman takes home $444,351 Cash 5 jackpot

Beverley Stuart of Charlotte took a chance on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $444,351 jackpot.

Stuart bought her lucky ticket from the QuikTrip on Albemarle Road in Charlotte. Her ticket matched all five numbers in the Jan. 7 drawing. She claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $315,534.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail store or through 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. Wednesday’s drawing offers a $100,000 jackpot.

Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. For details on how $60.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2020, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.