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Hickory Woman Wins More Than $150K In N.C.E.L.

Hickory Woman Wins More than $150K in N.C.E.L.

Diane Clark of Hickory has won a $155,902 jackpot with a $1 ticket in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Cash 5 game.

Ms. Clark’s Quick Pick ticket, purchased at the Murphy Express on Hickory Boulevard in Granite Falls, matched all five numbers in the April 22 drawing. She claimed her winnings Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home over $110,000.

For details on how $9.2-million raised by the lottery were used in Catawba County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.