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Family birthdays land Raleigh man half of $631,674 jackpot

February 22, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 6:32 PM

As Charles Sullivan of Raleigh watched the Cash 5 drawing on Tuesday night, he saw each of his five lucky numbers “pop up, one at a time” until he knew he had won the jackpot.

“They were birthdays, family birthdays,” said Sullivan on Monday. “I’ve been playing them for 10 years.”

His ticket was one of two tickets that split the $631,674 jackpot, giving him half, or $315,837. The second half of the jackpot, won by a ticket purchased through Online Play, has not yet been claimed.

Sullivan bought his lucky ticket at Lowes Food on Widewaters Parkway in Knightdale.

After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $223,458. He said he planned to pay off bills and “sit back and relax a little bit.”

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Monday’s jackpot is $110,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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2/23/2021 09:37 - Pamela W.


2/23/2021 08:25 - Giovanni R.

Congratulations Sir!!

2/23/2021 12:54 - Gloria C.

Congratulations .

2/22/2021 11:47 - Alicia N.

Congrats!! Spend it Wisely

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