North Carolina man wins big with $1.4 million Cash 5 jackpot

Published 12:30 pm Thursday, July 28, 2022

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The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a huge jackpot win by a Nash County man.

Sherman Reedy, of Rocky Mount, tried his luck on a Cash 5 ticket and won big – a $1,432,942 jackpot.

Reedy’s win became the ninth largest jackpot in the history of the Cash 5 game. He bought his lucky $1 ticket for the July 18 drawing from the Circle K on Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount.

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Reedy claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on July 20 and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $1,017,533.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

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