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Cash 5 delivers $251,643 jackpot win to Garner FedEx driver

August 24, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:35 PM

For Major McLean of Garner, being a FedEx driver means making deliveries to others. But on Aug. 8, he was the one on the receiving end of a sweet surprise – a $251,643 Cash 5 jackpot win.  


Before heading out on a route that would take him to Boston, McLean stopped by Steve’s on West Garner Road in Garner to purchase his weekly Cash 5 tickets.



“I play once a week,” said McLean. “It’s become my routine. I enjoy it. I always pick my own numbers – a number here, a number there – but I am never in a hurry about checking them.”


About a week later, while on vacation, McLean remembered he had a few tickets to check.

“I used the ticket checker at the store,” said McLean. “When it tells you to go to Raleigh, you know you hit it, but I still had to go home and check to make sure!”

McLean claimed his jackpot from the Aug. 8 drawing on Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $178,040. McLean said he plans to use his winnings to pay off his house.

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.

The jackpot for Monday’s drawing is $100,000. 




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8/26/2020 07:50 - Frances P.

Congrats! What a great time to win!

8/25/2020 11:34 - reni s.

Wow what a Big Hit Man

8/25/2020 09:26 - Elsie S.

Congrats M McLean! This is everyone's hopes some score and other's don't. Guess I'll keep trying. I believe persistence pays off.

8/25/2020 07:43 - Terri L.

Congratulations! They say money can't buy happiness but I'm sure it gives you less to worry about!!

8/25/2020 06:58 - Mary M.

congratulations!! NCEL... PICK 4 NUMBERS {4444,5555, & 8888} HAS NEVER BEEN DRAWN SINCE YOUR ESTABLISHED OPENING. WHY?????????? THANK YOU NC Lottery
We love it when popular numbers are drawn and players win lots of money because it makes players happy! Of the 10,000 possible number combinations, 10 of those combinations in a Pick 4 drawing are quads. The chances of one of those 10 numbers being the winning combination in a drawing are always 1 in 1,000. That means that statistically, you would expect to see one of the 10 "quads" about once every 1,000 drawings. But, because the results of previous drawings do not affect the odds of subsequent drawings, there's always a 1 in 1,000 chance that one of the 10 "quads" will be the winning numbers in an isolated, random drawing. We'd love to see a "quad" be drawn, but the lottery follows strict security procedures to ensure that every set of numbers has the exact same chance of coming up in every drawing.

8/24/2020 07:26 - John G.

He's the 2nd driver headed to Boston in the last few weeks to be a big winner. Maybe I need to take a trip to Boston!

8/24/2020 05:17 - Carol S.

Congratulations Mr McLean. You received a better prize than what I give to each of my FedEx delivery persons - a cold bottle of water!!!

8/24/2020 03:41 - Douglas H.

What an awesome win congratulations Major! :-)

8/24/2020 03:32 - Edith A.

Congratulations! Going to be me next well maybe, I love playing, I play every week.

8/24/2020 03:02 - Michael B.

Nice win

8/24/2020 02:05 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins.

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