CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGHP) — Lottery luck struck someone in the Tar Heel State as a $1 lottery ticket turned into a $1.2 million prize on Friday night.
The lucky Cash 5 ticket was purchased at a Food Lion on Cambridge Commons Drive in Charlotte.
The ticket matched all five numbers in Friday’s Cash 5 drawing, beating 1 in 962,598 odds.
Now, the winner has 180 days to claim their prize.
The $1,226,664 jackpot was the first jackpot over $1 million since November 2022. The record-setting $2.1 million jackpot was won in April 2021.
The jackpot now resets to $100,000.
Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?
Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website.