RALEIGH, N.C. — A school bus driver and substitute teacher from Mount Holly, N.C., won $283,484 in the Carolina Cash 5 lottery on Feb. 11.
Audrey Childers said she was going to use her winnings to purchase a house. After taxes were withheld, she received $192,770.
“It’s wonderful,” Childers said as she collected her winnings with her husband and three daughters. “I’m in a dream. I can’t believe it. I told my husband I was going to win. Now he believes me.”
Childers had one of two winning tickets that split a $566,968 Cash 5 jackpot. She bought the ticket along with Powerball tickets on Feb. 10 when she stopped to buy gas at a grocery store.
A week later, she stopped at the store again to buy gas and asked the retailer to check her tickets to see if she had won anything. She said the clerk told her one of the winning tickets had been purchased at the store and after checking hers announced that she had a winning ticket.