Zion Robinson of Greenville said he did a double take when he got word that he won Sunday’s $336,167 Cash 5 jackpot.
“I thought I’d only won $336,” Robinson said. “I was like, ‘Okay, that’s nice.’ But then I checked it again, and that’s when I realized how much I won.”
Robinson bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket for Sunday’s drawing using the lottery’s Online Play service. Players who buy tickets online are notified by email if they win.
“It’s a convenient way to play,” Robinson said.
Robinson claimed the jackpot Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $237,001. He plans to use some of the money to get a new car.
The ticket beat odds of one in 749,398 to win the jackpot. This was the second jackpot in a row won by a ticket purchased through online play.
Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million dollars a year for education. For details on how $9.7 million raised by the lottery supported education programs in Pitt County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, https://www.nclottery.com.