Frank Walters of St. Pauls says it “feels good’ to take home a share of a $986,523 Cash 5 jackpot.

Walters purchased his Quick Pick ticket for the Oct. 5 drawing through Online Play on the lottery’s website. He checked his NC Lottery Official Mobile App a couple of days later and found out he’d won.

“I was excited,” said Walters.

Walters was one of three lucky winners who matched all five numbers in the drawing, beating odds of 1 in 962,598. Each winner won a third, $328,841.

He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $232,655.

Walters said that with this money he’d help his daughter and pay some bills. “Pay off a lot of stuff,” he said.

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Friday’s jackpot is $110,000. Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how $9.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Robeson County in 2019, visit and click on the “Impact” section.