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$458,841 jackpot makes Jackson County man’s prediction come true

January 26, 2023 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:00 AM

Roosevelt Manuel III of Sylva always told people he would win big and his prediction came true when a $1 Cash 5 ticket delivered a $458,841 jackpot.

“I kept saying one of these days I’m going to win,” he said.

Manuel, 70, bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket from Catamount Pump & Go on Steeple Road in Sylva. He matched all five white balls in the Jan. 14 drawing to win the jackpot. Manuel said he watched the Cash 5 drawing live on television.

“It will probably take a couple more days to really sink in,” he said.

Manuel arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $326,925.

He said he plans to use his winnings to help take care of his family.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or 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.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Thursday’s jackpot is $100,000.


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1/27/2023 05:07 - Joe S.

Nice cash haul. Congratulations from Charlotte!

1/27/2023 04:25 - Chester W.

very nice win! Where was the January 25 cash five won. Thanks.NC Lottery
Hey there, Chester! The Cash 5 jackpot was won on January 25th by a player in Fayetteville through Online Play!

1/26/2023 07:19 - Dorina R.

Yea congrats

1/26/2023 05:58 - Nancy D.

Awesome to watch your numbers called out Live! Congrats!

1/26/2023 09:26 - chris i.


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