Unclaimed Cash 5 ticket worth more than $300,000 expiring soon

Published 11:37 am Sunday, August 21, 2022

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Check your lottery tickets. The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that someone has one big and still not claimed their winnings.

Cash 5 players in North Carolina – especially those who have purchased tickets in Winston-Salem – should double-check any tickets they have to see if they are the winner of an unclaimed $322,865 prize.

The ticket was purchased for the March 3 drawing and will expire on Wednesday, Aug. 31. It was sold at the Speedway on Yadkinville Road in Winston-Salem.

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The ticket matched the numbers of all five white balls in the drawing to win the $322,865 jackpot. The winning numbers for the drawing were 21-29-30-34-36.

“Search everywhere you keep your tickets and double-check any you have to see if you have the winning ticket,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the lottery. “We hope that whomever purchased this ticket comes forward to claim their prize soon so we can celebrate their big win with them.”

The odds of matching all five white balls in a drawing are 1 in 962,598.

To claim the prize, the ticket must be presented at lottery headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31. This deadline ends the 180-day period for winners to claim prizes from the March 3 drawing.