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Raleigh woman beats odds to win $159K in lottery

Posted February 19, 2013

— A Raleigh woman has won $158,768 in a Carolina Cash 5 game, North Carolina Education Lottery officials said Tuesday.

Pamela Storey said she plans to use her winnings from the Jan. 31 drawing to buy a car, help pay for her son’s education and save for the future.

“It’s just a shock to me,” Storey said. “It’s like when you wake up in the morning and you’ve dreamed something.”

Storey purchased her winning ticket, worth $107,962 after taxes, at the Han-Dee Hugo’s on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. She matched all five numbers, beating odds of 1 in 575,757 to win.


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  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Feb 20, 2013

    Happy for her & her son.

  • JustAName Feb 20, 2013

    Doesn't someone win the Cash 5 almost every week?

    Next we'll see a story about how this unfortunate woman's house was broken into.

  • fastolemanswife Feb 20, 2013

    Nice job Pamela!!!!

  • snowl Feb 19, 2013

    Lucky Lady. I've been playing that game for years and I'm lucky if I win less than $5.00.

  • Terkel Feb 19, 2013

    Good luck, Ms Storey. This can make the rest of your life much easier if you're smart with it, and it sounds like you are.

  • EnoughWhiningAlready Feb 19, 2013

    Good for her!!!

  • Scubagirl Feb 19, 2013

    oh and ALL lottery winners beat the odds, not just this lady :)

  • Scubagirl Feb 19, 2013

    congrats to her!!!!!!