Russell Robbins of Goldsboro had luck on his side when he won a $171,201 Cash 5 jackpot.
Robbins beat odds of 1 in 749,398 to match all five numbers in Saturday’s drawing.
He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $118,986.
Robbins bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Murphy Express on N.C. 581 in Goldsboro.
Ticket sales from games like Cash 5 made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $634 million for the state last year.