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Kill Devil Hills woman scores half of $536,264 Cash 5 jackpot

On Super Bowl Sunday, Marie Magee decided to pick up a Cash 5 ticket while she grocery shopped and ended up winning half of the $536,264 jackpot, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

“Wonderful,” she said of realizing she had hit the jackpot. “It’s exciting. I never thought this would ever happen.”

Magee, who works as a business officer, purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket for the Feb. 7 drawing from Publix on North Croatan Highway in Kill Devil Hills.

It took checking her NC Lottery Official Mobile App two times, once in the morning and a second at lunchtime, before Magee’s win sunk in.

“I went to the app and it said there was two winners and one was in Kill Devil Hills,” she recalled. “So, I said, ‘Okay, I’m 99.9% sure I won this.’”

Magee’s ticket was one of two that matched all five numbers in the drawing, winning her $268,132. The other half of the jackpot was won by Lee Tankard of Bath.

After she realized her win, Magee called her husband to share the good news.

“He thought I was kidding of course,” she laughed. “But Super Bowl Sunday must be our lucky day because I think about 10 years ago, he won a La-Z-Boy lounger on Super Bowl Sunday in a football sweepstakes!”

Magee claimed her half of the jackpot on Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She took home $189,704 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

“We’re not retiring but we’re getting close to it,” she said. “We were just gonna pay off some things and use it for investment.”

For details on how money raised by the lottery made a difference in Dare County last year, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.

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