NC man wins $279,915 jackpot after buying ticket from gift shop

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGHP) — Jerome Lowery, of Charlotte, bought a Cash 5 ticket and won a $279,915 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

Lowery bought his ticket for the July 30 drawing from Charlotte’s Landing on Josh Birmingham Parkway in Charlotte.

He claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $198,040 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night.

Thursday’s jackpot is $284,000. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

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

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