WILMINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A Wilmington woman won more than $200,000 on a lottery prize.
Judy Shaw said she plans to use the $225,612 Cash 5 jackpot to reach her dream of paying off her home equity loan.
“It’s wonderful. It will make such a difference,” Shaw said. “It will be nice not to have to worry.”
The insurance agent beat odds of one in 749,398 to win Saturday’s drawing.
She bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket when she stopped by the Han-Dee Hugo’s on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington. She checked the numbers on her phone Sunday morning.
“I was in my office at home, and I saw the three numbers on my phone,” Shaw said. “I didn’t think anything of it because I’ve matched three numbers before, but then I saw the last two. I jumped out my chair and ran down the hallway and woke my husband up. I said, ‘Wake up! Wake up! Get your glasses, I think we just won the lottery!’”
Shaw claimed the prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $156,803.