Elrecie Lewis wins $60,000 playing Easy 5
Cullen Woman Claims $60,000 Easy 5 Jackpot Prize
The 74-year-old Cullen resident's ticket matched all five numbers in the Feb. 1 drawing for the $60,000 jackpot prize. Lewis said when she found out she won on Sunday morning, she felt calmness overcome her.
Lewis received $42,000 after state and federal tax withholdings. She said she plans to use her winnings to pay bills.
Lewis purchased her winning ticket at Taylor's Stop-N-Shop Inc. on South Main Street in Springhill. The store will receive a selling bonus of $600, which is 1 percent of the prize.
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