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Last-minute decision scores Haywood County man a $1,327,872 Cash 5 win

June 29, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:16 PM

George Robble of Waynesville made a last-minute decision to buy a few Cash 5 tickets for the drawing on June 21st and ended up scoring a $1,327,872 jackpot prize.

Robble stopped at the Roadrunner on Dellwood Road in Waynesville so his wife could buy a few scratch-off tickets. When he walked into the store, he saw the Cash 5 jackpot amount and decided to try his luck with a couple of $1 Quick Pick tickets.

“I saw the amount that was up on the light up sign, and I said, ‘Oh, I’ll play it,’” recalled Robble. And lucky he did.

At home the next morning, Robble checked the winning numbers on his computer and realized he was a big winner. “I thought, ‘Oh my god’ and then I went and woke up my wife and told her,” said Robble. “Neither one of us could believe it. I’m still having a hard time believing it!”

Robble claimed his prize at lottery headquarters on Monday. After federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $939,470.

With his winnings, Robble says the couple plans to renovate their kitchen.

Robble’s win ranks as the 5th highest Cash 5 jackpot won in the game’s history.

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, through Online Play on the lottery’s website, or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile app.

Monday’s Cash 5 jackpot is $166,000.


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6/30/2020 11:22 - kenneth g.

That is just awesome that happen to him the good lord was with him to make that last minute decision. god Bless you and your family.

6/30/2020 07:45 - Velma T.


6/30/2020 07:16 - Denver G.

Congrats, my WNC neighbor. Transylvania County's turn is coming soon :-)

6/29/2020 07:35 - Mary W.

I love stories like this!!

6/29/2020 07:07 - DL H.

Congratulations to the Robble Family!! What an awesome win :-)

6/29/2020 05:37 - Kenneth A.

Congratulations!!!, What's the largest Cash 5 prizeNC Lottery
So far the largest Cash 5 jackpot ever won was a $1.7 million jackpot in June 2017. Here's more info:

6/29/2020 05:18 - carolyn b.


6/29/2020 04:31 - Vernon A.


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