Thanksgiving Lottery Winner To Claim $1.8 Million Jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (Release) – Someone who bought a $1 Carolina Cash 5 ticket in Raleigh won a $1.8 million jackpot in the Thanksgiving Day drawing.


The lucky winner purchased the ticket through the lottery’s Online Play program, either on the lottery’s website or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. The win became the third largest in the history of the game.


To win the $1,860,192 jackpot, the ticket matched the numbers on all five balls. The odds of matching numbers on all five Cash 5 balls are 1 in 962,598. The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim the jackpot.


The largest Cash 5 jackpot win so far occurred on April 19, 2021 when two Charlotte women split a $2.1 million jackpot.


Since the jackpot was won on Thursday, Friday’s jackpot resets to $100,000.


Players can buy Cash 5 tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Powerball, Mega Millions, and Lucky for Life tickets can also be purchased through Online Play.


Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise about $2.5 million a day for education. For details on how money raised by the lottery made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties in the 2021 school year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.