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Johnston County man says $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot will help with retirement

August 28, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:07 PM
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Barry Batten of Four Oaks could hardly believe his eyes when he saw he was the winner of Wednesday’s $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot.

“It was just unbelievable,” he said.

After stopping for breakfast at Hardee’s, Batten purchased his lucky Cash 5 ticket for that night’s drawing at Brother’s Corner Mart on East Weeks Circle in Newton Grove.

“I was checking my tickets and I checked it like four times online,” recalled Batten. “Then got my phone out and scanned it. I couldn’t believe it.”

Batten, who works for a pharmaceutical company, claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $77,827.

“Retirement is heavily on my mind,” said Batten. “So, it’s going to help me prepare better for retirement.”

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.

Friday’s Cash 5 jackpot is $110,000.


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8/31/2020 11:46 - Gretchen S.

Look at the July drawings as well-3 different times consecutive days have numbers that are very close. That isn’t by chance.....NC Lottery
Hey there Gretchen, We replied to your other comment below. :) It actually is all a matter of random chance! Every possible combination of numbers has a 1 in 962,598 chance of coming up in each drawing, but since drawings are independent events, the results of a previous drawing in no way affect the results of the next one.

8/31/2020 11:41 - Gretchen S.

Is it just me or do the numbers drawn for the last 9 Cash 5 drawings look suspiciously close?NC Lottery
Every possible combination of numbers has a 1 in 962,598 chance of coming up in each drawing, but since drawings are independent events, the results of a previous drawing in no way affect the results of the next one. In games where you can choose form a set amount of numbers, it’s no surprise that we see similar patterns come up every so often.

8/30/2020 05:04 - Christopher A.

Have you done any second chance drawings all year? NC Lottery
Hi Christopher yes we sure have. Check out our Second Chance page on the lottery website then click on an individual ticket. To find out who the winners are, please click on the "drawing date" then "winners." Hopefully this helps.

8/30/2020 09:44 - Jackson A.

Goodmorning had a question about creditors, do NC allow for Private creditorsto get winningsand how do we check to see if we owe anyone can you help thank you NC Lottery
If a person owes a debt to a state agency or a local government agency, then that debt can be collected out of lottery prize as the winner is paid. It reduces the amount of prize money you get, but at the same time you get a debt that may have been worrying you paid off. This only applies to debts that are considered "delinquent", meaning that the person who owes the debt is behind on payments. As long as you keep up-to-date with payments for any debts that you owe, they will not factor in to your lottery winnings if you were to win. Here's more info on how the program works: http://www.ncsetoff.org.

8/30/2020 08:08 - Diane G.

Congratulations! Your blessings to others will be returned 10X. Watch and see.

8/29/2020 06:08 - Jennifer W.

Congratulations ????

8/29/2020 05:28 - Henry B.

Happy for you and your family.

8/29/2020 10:43 - Brenda S.

Nice going, good luck, enjoy.

8/29/2020 08:41 - Gloria C.

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

8/28/2020 11:03 - joanie m.

Congratulations Barry

8/28/2020 09:40 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations.

8/28/2020 04:01 - Douglas H.

Wonderful win Barry! Congratulations and enjoy your win :-)

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