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North Carolina grandmother wins $265,152 after using grandchildrens' ages on $1 ticket bought at Food Lion

MONROE, N.C. (WGHP) — Glenda Honeycutt, of Monroe, picks her Cash 5 numbers based on the ages of her grandchildren and won a $265,152 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

“I always play my grandchildren’s ages,” Honeycutt said. “I play them every night.”

She bought her winning $1 ticket from the Food Lion on West Roosevelt Boulevard in Monroe.

Her ticket matched all five numbers to win the jackpot in the Jan. 14 drawing. The odds of matching numbers on all five balls are 1 in 962,598.

“Three previous times, I matched four of the five balls on Cash 5,” she said.

Honeycutt checked the winning numbers the morning after the drawing while she ate breakfast.

“It took a while for it to sink in,” she said. “It was a shock.”

Honeycutt claimed her prize at lottery headquarters Thursday.

After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $189,584.

She plans to use her winnings to do some home repairs.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website


Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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