North Carolina man snags $163,583 Cash 5 jackpot

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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William Walston of Atlantic Beach tried his luck with a set of five favorite numbers and won a $163,583 Cash 5 jackpot, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Walston’s ticket matched all five numbers in the Aug. 9 drawing. He purchased the ticket at Jim Dandy on U.S. 70 in Morehead City.

He claimed his winnings Tuesday, August 31 at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $115,738.

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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 information on how money raised by the lottery makes an impact in North Carolina, visit and click on the “Impact” section.



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