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$1M lottery ticket bought at Zebulon store

Posted March 4, 2013
Updated March 5, 2013

— 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.
 

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  • romneycare Mar 5, 10:46 a.m.

    This guy won twice LOL

  • Sweet summertime Mar 5, 8:20 a.m.

    To bad it wasn't mine. LOL

  • Mustang Mar 4, 5:31 p.m.

    The winner should send $900,000 to the government. After all,that would be his "fair share".

  • georgegray Mar 4, 5:20 p.m.

    "Three players split a $1,355,000 jackpot in a May 2001"

    I'm pretty sure we didn't have the lottery in NC in 2001.

  • hollylama Mar 4, 4:44 p.m.

    YYYeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessss!

  • blackleyshirley Mar 4, 4:35 p.m.

    I know the winner personally, I am extremely happy for him, My Husband use to own the store he bought the ticket from, I can say this Man has worked very hard through out his life and he deserves this awesome win..

  • smegma Mar 4, 4:20 p.m.

    hmm... my mom lives in zebulon... and she's out of the office today

  • ctya Mar 4, 4:20 p.m.

    no happy2.0 they have always did a brief story about the winner. Maybe you are paying more attention now. Hope it's someone who really could use the break.

  • golorealist Mar 4, 4:12 p.m.

    "This place is not in Zebulon. It is about as close to Rolesville as it is to Zebulon." - 37

    the address for the place is zebulon, but it's definitely much closer to rolesville.

  • illegalsgohomerevised Mar 4, 4:11 p.m.

    Wish it were I, but congrats to the winner!

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