Charlotte woman wins first $100k in new Cash 5 promotion, NC Lottery announces

A woman from Charlotte has won the first $100,000 prize in the new cash prize promotion from the North Carolina Lottery.

Georgia Richardson of Charlotte became the first top-prize winner on Jan. 9, when her good luck helped her to win the prize in the first drawing of the promotion. Each drawing offers one prize of $100,000 and 40 prizes of $500.

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Richardson went to the lottery headquarters Friday to collect her prize. Following required state and federal tax withholdings, she ended up taking home $71,250.

The Cash 5 Bonus Cash Drawing promotion will be run through Jan 29 with three more drawings scheduled. Players who spend $5 or more on a single Carolina Cash 5 ticket at a retail location are given an entry into the drawing; Richardson purchased her Cash 5 ticket from the Harris Teeter on Providence Road in Charlotte.

The entry deadline for the second drawing will be this Sunday, the drawing is scheduled for Monday.

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