Catawba County Woman Hits $149,717 Cash 5 Jackpot

CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (News Release) — Debra Stevens of Sherrills Ford hit the jackpot when her Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers in Sunday’s drawing, winning her $149,717.

Stevens purchased her Quick Pick ticket from the Lake Norman Grocery on River Highway in Mooresville.

She claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $105,925 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Wednesday’s jackpot is $139,000.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play on the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. A $10 million grant, using money raised by the lottery, will help Catawba County to replace a 57-year-old building with a new academic wing at Newton-Conover High School.

For details on other ways Catawba County benefits from lottery funds, visit and click on the “Impact” section.