John Adegbenjo of Lexington beat odds of one in 575,757 to match all five numbers drawn in the Carolina Cash 5 to win a third of the $792,045 jackpot. John, who claims to have won $2,000 previously, wants to make sure his more significant bounty is spent wisely.
His share of the jackpot amounts to $264,015 or $182,702 net of taxes. He says he was pleasantly surprised by the size of his windfall and can hardly believe his luck. He now plans to use the prize money to buy a new car and to pay off loans.
The two people who shared the jackpot in the January 24 draw were Charles Munday of Salisbury and Ryan Pleasants of Mooresville.