Jessica Bryant of Whitakers tried her luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $327,875 jackpot.
Bryant purchased her lucky ticket using Online Play on the lottery’s website. She had one of two tickets that matched all five white balls in the March 3 drawing. One other player also matched all five balls so the two players split the $655,750 jackpot.
Bryant arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect her prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $233,611.
Cash 5 is one of six lottery games in North Carolina, including the newly added Pick 3 and Pick 4, where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.
Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Friday’s jackpot is $120,000.
The N.C. Education Lottery’s Play Smart™ program educates and empowers North Carolinians to make smart decisions when they play the lottery. March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month and the lottery highlights Play Smart to help ensure when North Carolinians play the lottery it doesn’t become more than a game. Visit nclottery.com/PlaySmart to learn how the Play Smart program helps someone create a game plan to keep lottery play fun. If you or someone you know needs support, visit morethanagame.nc.gov/ for free, confidential help.