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Haywood man wins $668,202 Cash 5 jackpot

Haywood man wins $668,202 Cash 5 jackpot

Jason Clark of Canton tried his luck on a Cash 5 ticket and won a $668,202 jackpot.

The lucky Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Ingles Market on Tunnel Road in Asheville. Clark’s ticket matched all five white balls in the Oct. 21 drawing to win the jackpot. The odds of winning a Cash 5 jackpot are 1 in 962,598.

Clark claimed his prize Thursday. He took home $472,754 after required federal and state tax withholdings. Clark, who works as a manager at the store, said he purchased the lucky ticket while taking a break.

Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Thursday’s jackpot is $808,000. 

Cash 5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets through Online Play either through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $2.9 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Haywood County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.

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