RALEIGH, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A lucky person in North Carolina won a $1.8 million jackpot after buying a $1 ticket for the Thanksgiving Day Cash 5 drawing, according to the NC Education Lottery.
Officials said the winner bought their Carolina Cash 5 ticket through the lottery’s Online Play program.
The winning ticket matched the numbers on all five balls – a one in 962,598 chance.
Lottery officials said the $1,860,192 jackpot is the third largest in the history of the game.
The winner has 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.