St. Patrick’s Day Cash 5 jackpot presents second largest ‘pot of gold’ in game’s history

Published 2:26 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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Cash 5 is bringing players the chance to try their luck at a record-high jackpot for St. Patrick’s Day, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The jackpot has climbed to an estimated $1.6 million for Wednesday night, making it the second highest jackpot ever in game history.

The highest jackpot ever won was on June 3, 2017, at $1.7 million.

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Carolina Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

For details on how lottery funds have impacted all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.