$1M lottery ticket bought at Zebulon store
Posted March 4, 2013
Updated March 5, 2013
Zebulon, N.C. — Lottery officials are waiting on the winner of the biggest Carolina Cash 5 jackpot ever drawn to come forward.
A ticket sold Sunday at One Stop Shop on Mitchell Mill Road in Zebulon hit a jackpot of $1,144,821. It’s the largest single-ticket jackpot in the history of the game.
Three players split a $1,355,000 jackpot in a May 2011 drawing. The next largest prize was awarded to a Greenville player who won nearly $857,000 in a November 2007 drawing.
The Zebulon ticketholder – who beat odds of 1 in 575,757 to win – had yet to come forward Monday afternoon.
“We are excited to meet the biggest Cash 5 jackpot winner in history,” North Carolina Education Lottery Executive Director Alice Garland said in a statement.
Ticketholders have 180 days to claim their prize.