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Buncombe County man splits $401,400 Cash 5 jackpot

March 11, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:01 PM

James Dickerson of Arden is celebrating after he won half of a $401,400 Cash 5 jackpot.
His good fortune happened when he bought a ticket for Friday’s drawing using Online Play on the lottery’s website.

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. His half of the jackpot is $200,700. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $141,996. His ticket beat odds of one in 962,598 to win the jackpot.

The other winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at the Circle K on South New Hope Road in Gastonia.
Cash 5 is a statewide draw game that gives players the chance to win a jackpot every single night. Tickets cost $1 and players can buy tickets at most lottery retailers or through Online Play on the lottery’s website. Jackpots start at $100,000.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how $11.8 million in lottery funds made a difference in Buncombe County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.


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3/12/2019 10:45 - Denver G.

Congrats to another big winner from Arden and yet another big online winner ta boot.

3/11/2019 07:35 - Sharonda M.

Oh boy congratulations my day I claim too ??

3/11/2019 05:54 - Shirlene Y.


3/11/2019 03:37 - Brent W.

Congratulations to you both! My time is coming NCEL How can you purchased online tickets I've tried but on my login I cant checkout?NC Lottery
Hey Brent! Most often players have trouble completing a purchase because they have location services turned off on their device. State law requires us to verify that you are physically located within NC at the time of checkout, so please first double check that you have location services turned on and then try again. If you continue to have trouble, please give our online support team a call at 1-855-767-1863 so they can help figure this out.

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