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Greenville man wins $336,167 in Cash 5 jackpot

(NC Education Lottery photo)

Zion Robinson has never been happier to have gotten the math wrong.

The Greenville resident thought he had won $336 in Sunday's Cash 5 jackpot. Turns out, he won $336,167 ($237,001 after taxes).

“I thought I’d only won $336,” Robinson said. “I was like, ‘Okay, that’s nice.’ But then I checked it again, and that’s when I realized how much I won.”

Robinson bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket for Sunday’s drawing using the lottery’s Online Play service. Players who buy tickets online are notified by email if they win.

“It’s a convenient way to play,” Robinson said.

Robinson claimed the jackpot Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $237,001. He plans to use some of the money to get a new car.

The ticket beat odds of one in 749,398 to win the jackpot. This was the second jackpot in a row won by a ticket purchased through online play.

Ticket sales from draw games like Cash 5 make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million dollars a year for education. For details on how $9.7 million raised by the lottery supported education programs in Pitt County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.

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