CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte man is reaping the rewards after beating the odds of 1 in 749,398 by winning a Cash 5 jackpot.

James Howie won $120,000 days before Thanksgiving on the November 19 drawing.

Howie bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket at the Circle K on Central Avenue in Charlotte. He claimed his prize Monday at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, after required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $83,100.

Central Avenue Circle K, Photo: Google Maps