Unknown buyer of $ 1 lottery ticket in North Carolina wins jackpot
Time is running out for the buyer of a $ 1 Carolina Cash 5 North Carolina lottery ticket that has hit a jackpot of over half a million dollars, lottery officials said on Friday.
Someone purchased the ticket on May 12 at 7-Eleven in the 9000 block of Mallard Creek Road in Charlotte, according to a lottery press release.
The ticket corresponded to the five numbers drawn: 5-15-16-34-35, officials said.
The mystery winner broke odds of 1 in 962,598, according to the Cash 5 website.
The winner has until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9 to claim the prize of $ 536,959 at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh, Lottery Executive Director Mark Michalko said. This is the six month expiration date to claim the product.
Check any Cash 5 bills you might have put in a desk drawer, wallet, wallet or glove box in your car, he said in the statement.
“It would be sad to see a prize like this unclaimed, so we hope the winner will show up soon,” said Michalko. “We have a big check waiting for the winner.”
In Friday night’s draw, no one matched all of the numbers drawn – 4, 20, 21, 29 and 33, according to the Cash 5 website. The winner would have won a jackpot of $ 298,000.
Buyers of 31 tickets earned $ 250 for matching four of the balls and 1,461 received $ 5 for matching three, officials said. According to the lottery, 17,386 other ticket buyers collected their dollars by matching two numbers.
Saturday’s draw has an estimated jackpot of $ 362,000, officials said.
This story was originally published October 30, 2021 9:14 a.m.