Apex lottery winner plans to use his winnings to support U.S. Congress campaign

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024
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APEX, N.C. (WTVD) -- After years of playing, an Apex man finally won big in the Cash 5 game from North Carolina Education Lottery.

Dr. Josh McConkey's ticket matched all five balls for a $1.5 million jackpot.

"This is quite a day," he said. "I am still really in shock. It's pretty wild."

McConkey split the prize with another jackpot-winning ticket purchased in New Bern. After taxes, he ended up taking home $541,670.

McConkey, who is an Air Force reservist and emergency physician, is running as a Republican for a seat in North Carolina's 13th congressional district. He said he will use his winnings to support his campaign.

"It is definitely needed," McConkey said. "It is going to help us and put us in a position to help North Carolina."

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