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“A very happy moment,” says Guilford County man after winning $196,232 jackpot

January 14, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:30 PM

Everette Small of Greensboro had a “good start” to his day Thursday after winning a Cash 5 jackpot worth $196,232.

“It was a very happy moment,” said Small. “We’re tickled to death.”

The moment came the first thing in the morning as Small’s wife checked the numbers from the Wednesday night drawing. She saw the ticket, purchased the day before at the West Friendly BP on West Friendly Road in Greensboro, matched all five numbers in the drawing.

Small and his wife “started shaking” after realizing the ticket won the jackpot. “I hid the ticket,” he said.

Small claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $139,345.

The couple plan to buy a car and save the rest for a “rainy day.”

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. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Friday’s jackpot is $110,000.


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1/17/2022 04:24 - Janice F.


1/17/2022 11:05 - Linda T.

possibilities payout, I Did ONE CLICK FOR ONE ENTRY it got me 303 entries & took 7,575 pts. out of my pts. balance. Did the Chat with a NCEL rep. = no help. tech is sorely lacking hereNC Lottery
Hi Linda, we are so sorry to hear that and we would love to help resolve this for you. Please try chatting with our Online Support team again at or give us a call at 1-866-934-0289 and we can look into this for you. We apologize for the inconvenience!

1/17/2022 06:59 - Bevlin D.


1/16/2022 05:10 - jeffery h.

Is there any chance that pick3 /pick4 will be availiable for online play? We have inclement weather today which enabled me to play.Have you thought about the lost in revenue?NC Lottery
Hi Jeffrey! We have heard from many of our players that they want to see Pick 3 and Pick 4 available online. We have passed that feedback on to the folks that make those decisions and we hope to be able to offer this option for our players in the future!

1/16/2022 03:36 - Miriam M.


1/16/2022 07:07 - Ronnie A.

Congratulations!! I’m still waiting to win myself!!

1/16/2022 05:54 - Linda T.

theres a glitch in the rewards redeemed here, seems to be with the possibilities payout. entered 1x just now & 1 entry in the happy new year promo... got 7,575 points taken out of my points balance and several hundred entries added to the possibilities payout promo , hope I win. big lolNC Lottery
Hi there, Linda! We apologize that this happened and for any inconvenience this caused. Please reach out to our Online Support team at https://nclottery/com/Help and we can look into this for you.

1/16/2022 12:51 - shirley b.

NCEL where are the trips?

1/16/2022 12:42 - Beatrice L.


1/15/2022 01:04 - Roger K.

Wow!what luck, I've been playing this cash5 ever since it started here in NC. Can't believe I have not won it yet. Congratulations on your win.

1/15/2022 10:08 - Annita B.


1/15/2022 08:49 - geraldine g.

Congratulations to Greensboro NC because we don't win to much big here. Lottery I thought you had forgot about us. It is truly a pleasure to see

1/15/2022 07:14 - Thorne B.

When the NCEL does not answer a blog post or give a reason why no answer was given but do response to another blogger that all blogs are answered if they meet "Community Standards" doesn't that violate the Standards? Thorne NC Lottery
Hi Thorne. We do our best to respond to all questions as quickly as possible, but the primary source for answers to questions is to call our Customer Services team at 877-962-7529 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

1/15/2022 06:50 - Charles R.


1/15/2022 02:11 - Hari A.

Which Wednesday night drawing referring to ? Can you please mention the date ??NC Lottery
Apologies, Hari! This article is referring to the Cash 5 drawing on January 12th. Hope this helps to clarify!

1/15/2022 01:55 - LeCheshia C.


1/14/2022 09:40 - Micole C.

CONGRATULATIONS Smalls Family! God Bless you! ??

1/14/2022 09:20 - Kimberly F.

Nice! What about the 2nd chance drawings & lucky reward drawings? Why aren’t they announced? NC Lottery
Hi Kimberly. We know you're eager to find out who the winners are—we are too! Once we notify the winners, they must respond and claim their prize. Only then can we update the website with their names. Apologies for the delay, but until they have responded, we don't officially have winners.

1/14/2022 09:08 - Lachanda F.

Congratulations ??

1/14/2022 06:09 - jimmie k.

I saw a winner from Salisbury NC that give me hope I live in salisbury

1/14/2022 04:45 - Shawn M.


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