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$1 lottery ticket wins $1.2 million in North Carolina; beats 1 in 962,598 odds

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGHP) — Lottery luck struck someone in the Tar Heel State as a $1 lottery ticket turned into a $1.2 million prize on Friday night.

The lucky Cash 5 ticket was purchased at a Food Lion on Cambridge Commons Drive in Charlotte.


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The ticket matched all five numbers in Friday’s Cash 5 drawing, beating 1 in 962,598 odds.

Now, the winner has 180 days to claim their prize.

The $1,226,664 jackpot was the first jackpot over $1 million since November 2022. The record-setting $2.1 million jackpot was won in April 2021.

The jackpot now resets to $100,000.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website

Source: Fox 8 News Channel

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