GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Not long after moving to North Carolina, Violet Harrison of McLeansville won a $120,000 Cash 5 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
“I tried to stay calm…on the inside, I was doing cartwheels,” Harrison said.
Harrison said she moved to the Greensboro area about eight months ago.
“I guess I will stay in North Carolina now,” she said.
Harrison bought her winning $1 Quick Pick ticket from the 7-Eleven on Burlington Road in Greensboro.
She matched all five white balls in Tuesday’s drawing to win the jackpot. She became the third Cash 5 jackpot winner in the last week.
“I’ve always imagined what it might be like to win,” she said. “I’ve got a big smile right now that’s for sure.”
Harrison arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect her prize. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $85,500.
“This is definitely a blessing in more ways than one,” Harrison said.
She said she will use the winnings to pay some bills, make some donations and put the rest in savings.