REGIONAL: Montgomery County woman enjoys $229,471 Cash 5 win

RALEIGH – Thiphavone Soulasinh of Mount Gilead tried her luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $229,471 jackpot on Wednesday.

She bought her lucky ticket from Troy Community Mart 2 on Albemarle Road in Troy. The odds of matching numbers on all five balls playing Cash 5 are 1 in 962,598.

Soulasinh arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $164,072.

Cash 5 is one of six lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Tonight’s Cash 5 jackpot stands at $212,000.

Montgomery County received grants totaling $2.6 million from money raised by the lottery to help with school construction. For details on other ways Montgomery County benefits from lottery funds, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.