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Lincoln County Woman Wins $120K in N.C.E.L.’s Cash 5 Game

Melinda Boyce of Denver won a $120,000 jackpot in the North Carolina Education Lottery’s Cash 5 game following a drawing on May 22. Ms. Boyce used family birthday numbers to match the winning digits. She was notified of her win via email.

Ms. Boyce bought the $1 winning ticket using Online Play. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 962,598. She claimed her prize at lottery headquarters Wednesday (May 29) in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, Ms. Boyce took home $85,800. She plans to use her winnings to pay some bills and will save the rest.