REGIONAL: Charlotte man celebrates $110,000 Cash 5 jackpot

Published 2:41 pm Thursday, December 15, 2022

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Eric Stajos of Charlotte took a chance on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $110,000 jackpot in Friday’s drawing.

Stajos purchased his lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play on the lottery’s website.  He matched all five white balls in the drawing to win the jackpot.

Stajos arrived at lottery headquarters Thursday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $78,111.

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or Online Play, either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night.

The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Thursday’s jackpot is $232,000.

Ticket sales from draw games such as Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $61.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.