Gregory Sawyer of Winston-Salem is celebrating after he won a $530,230 Cash 5 jackpot.
Sawyer’s good fortune happened when he stopped by Liberty Street Grocery on Old Rural Hall Road in Winston-Salem and bought a Quick Pick ticket for the Nov. 19 drawing. The ticket beat odds of one in 962,598 to win the jackpot.
He claimed the prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $373,818.
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 or through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com. Tonight’s Cash 5 jackpot is $408,000.
Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.