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Concord woman takes home $440,000 lottery prize

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Carolina Cash 5(NC Education Lottery)
Updated: Jan. 15, 2021 at 8:18 PM EST
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CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - A Concord woman’s first Cash 5 lottery purchase resulted in a nearly half-million dollar windfall.

Phyllis Davis purchased her winning ticket for Sunday’s drawing on the North Carolina Lottery’s mobile app.

“It was just a whim,” said Davis. “I wanted to do it before, but I backed out. This time I asked my husband, I said, ‘Should I play?’ and he said, ‘Just play! You might win.’”

She checked the app just before 3:30 a.m. the following morning and discovered she had won.

She claimed her winnings, $311,755 after taxes, Friday at the lottery’s Raleigh headquarters.

She said she’ll use the money for retirement.

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