After years of participating in the Cash 5 game offered by the North Carolina Education Lottery, a resident of Apex, Dr. Josh McConkey, has finally hit the jackpot. His ticket perfectly matched all five balls, securing him a substantial $1.5 million prize.
Reflecting on his unexpected windfall, Dr. McConkey expressed his astonishment, saying, “This is quite a day. I am still really in shock. It’s pretty wild.” The magnitude of the win undoubtedly left him pleasantly surprised.
Dr. McConkey’s stroke of luck led to him sharing the jackpot with another fortunate ticket holder from New Bern. After accounting for taxes, his share amounted to $541,670. Despite the significant deduction, it remains a life-changing sum.
As a physician and colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Dr. McConkey has ambitious plans for his newfound wealth. He intends to allocate his winnings towards supporting his campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress. “It is definitely needed,” he emphasized. “It is going to help us and put us in a position to help North Carolina.”
For Dr. McConkey, winning the lottery not only brings personal financial security but also presents an opportunity to make a positive impact on his community and pursue his political aspirations.