The lucky player, who chose to remain anonymous, bought her winning ticket at Cork and Bottle Liquor, located at 324 South Cochran Avenue in Charlotte.
“I usually play a Cashword ticket every day,” said the player. “I bought my daily ticket on the way home from work and scratched it when I got home. I thought I’d won $100, but I had my husband scan it on the Lottery app to be sure. When he told me it was a $300,000 winner, we were completely shocked!”
The lucky 68-year-old player visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.
“It feels unbelievable to win a $300,000 prize. It still hasn’t sunk in,” the player said.
Players have won more than $30 million playing Mystery Prize Cashword, which launched in December 2020. Each $5 ticket offers players a chance to win prizes ranging from $5 up to $300,000. More than $41 million in prizes remain, including three $300,000 top-prizes and 177 $1,000 prizes.
Lottery instant games may be purchased at 10,500 retailers across the state.
In 2020, Lottery players won more than $1.5 billion playing instant games.