Mount Airy man wins nearly $500k Cash 5 jackpot

Money (Thinkstock)

Money (Thinkstock)

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Mount Airy man is celebrating after winning a $496,189 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

He beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to win Monday’s drawing.

Francisco Ponce-Estrada claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $344,857.

He bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Need It Got It on N.C. 268 in Dobson.

Must-See Stories

More Must-See Stories


Follow FOX8 on Twitter