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Cash 5 ticket bought with lottery app wins $518,547 Cash 5 jackpot

February 6, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:07 PM
John Vickers of China Grove said it was “surreal” to win a jackpot in his favorite game, Carolina Cash 5, of more than half a million dollars.

His Quick Pick ticket, bought through the NC Lottery Official Mobile App on a smartphone, beat odds of 1 in 962,598 to win the Monday night jackpot of $518,547. After federal and state tax withholding, he took home $366,872.

“It’s very exciting,” said Vickers on Wednesday as he claimed his prize. “Just very exciting to be able to take care of my family and not stretch anymore.”

Vickers says he uses the app to buy tickets because of its convenience.

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. The jackpot for Thursday’s drawing is $120,000. 


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2/15/2020 09:24 - Sheila I.

Hi @nclottery. I purchased a cash 5 this morning from the machineand mistakenly clicked on something called EZ match which I didn't know anything about it. I'm guessing if one or a few of the numbers appear the cash 5 outcome, I win the prize listed next to the #...... correct? NC Lottery
Hi Sheila, EZ Match is an add-on to a Cash 5 ticket where the terminal provides a ticket with five EZ Match numbers for you at the time of purchase. You can win up to $500 instantly if any of the EZ Match and Cash 5 numbers printed on your ticket match. You can see more info on how to play EZ Match here

2/09/2020 11:12 - Sheila I.

@nc lottery. Where was the winning cash 5 ticket purchased for the 2/8/20 drawing? NC Lottery
Hi Sheila! The winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at Sheetz on 401 Cc Camp Road in Elkin.

2/08/2020 10:45 - Dalmar S.

I enter all the 2nd chance If your locked out of your email and your phone is lost Will you recieve a letter in the mail if you win NC Lottery
Hi Dalmar! back, we'll give the winner a phone call and will send a certified letter to the address on the winner's account if we need to. Since the only way we can get in contact with a potential winner is by the info on their NC Lottery account, this is a great reminder to always keep your info up-to-date!

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2/06/2020 10:24 - Gloria C.

Congradulations to you and your family. I wish you many more happy wins.

2/06/2020 08:52 - Augustus M.

Congratulations on your winnings!!!!

2/06/2020 08:35 - Anita A.

I thought about purchasing online, maybe now I will. Hope to win one day. Congrats to you and yours!

2/06/2020 05:44 - Mary R.

How do I get that mobil App? And how does it work?NC Lottery
Hi Mary, You can download the NC Lottery Official Mobile App here: Then, you just log into the app using your current username and password. Good luck!

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