Steve Wall of Raleigh came forward Friday to collect a $114,634 jackpot from the Sept. 29 Carolina Cash 5 drawing. After taxes were withheld, Wall received a prize of $77,952.
Wall purchased his lucky ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 575,757, from the Great Stops on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh.
Drawings for Carolina Cash 5 are held at 11:22 p.m. each night. The jackpot starts at $50,000 and rolls to a larger amount unless one or more tickets match all five numbers drawn. An $855,949 jackpot was won Thursday night by a Jacksonville woman so the Friday, Oct. 11 jackpot is $50,000.
Ticket sales for games such as Carolina Cash 5 have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.9 billion for education programs statewide. Details on how $189.4 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Wake County are available on the “Where the Money Goes” page at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/beneficiary.aspx.