REGIONAL: Charlotte man celebrates $742,366 jackpot win

Published 1:52 pm Monday, July 31, 2023

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RALEIGH – Ehab Mayy of Charlotte tried his luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $742,366 jackpot.

Mayy bought his Quick Pick ticket using Online Play. His numbers matched all five white balls in the July 7 drawing.

He arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $528,937.

Cash 5 is one of six lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through a retail location or with Online Play. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598. Monday’s jackpot is $224,000.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise an average of $2.5 million a day 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.