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48 Cash 5 winners get $4 less in prizes than they won

February 13, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:36 PM

Did you have a Cash 5 ticket that matched four out of the five winning numbers in Monday’s Cash 5 drawing? If so, you may have received $4 less than you should have and the lottery would like to make sure you get the full prize.

In the drawing, 48 Cash 5 players matched four of the five winning numbers and should have won a prize of $256. Due to an error, the players received $252.

The lottery is asking anyone who had a ticket that matched four of the five numbers in Monday’s drawing to call 1 888 732-6235 so that a review can be done.

Alice Garland, executive director of the lottery, said that the lottery would strive to make sure those players get the full amount of their prize. She said the mistake resulted from human error involving the calculations of what the pari-mutuel prize would be. With pari-mutuel prizes, the total available prize money for a particular prize level is split between all winners of that prize level.

“It takes luck to win a prize and everyone should get the full amount of the prize they won,” Garland said. “We regret that this error happened. Today we conducted a review of safeguards that exist to prevent such an error to make sure they are understood and followed.”

Two of the winners bought their tickets through the lottery’s website and the lottery can adjust their lottery accounts to provide the extra $4.

The other 46 tickets were purchased in traditional retail locations. If the owners of those tickets will call in, then the lottery may can establish that those callers had a winning ticket matching four out of five balls in Monday’s drawing and send a check to the players making up the difference.


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5/22/2018 09:50 - Schmeka w.

if they cheat you out of your 4$ dollars of your money what else will the NCEL do they are a complete rip off. thats why i say they choose and pick there winners on all their games play these numbers. 13,14,21,31,32

2/18/2018 04:41 - Stephen R.

But how do I prove that I was one of those winners ? They kept the ticket at the store. NC Lottery
That's OK. Just call Security and they will work with you on this issue.

2/14/2018 10:12 - Maurice H.

Great news

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