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N.C. man wins three major lottery prizes from scratch-off tickets bought at the same store

Sep 10, 2021, 7:35 pm

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Three strokes of luck within four years all occurred at the same retailer for one player

By Kate Northrop

CONCORD, N.C. — A North Carolina man had his third stroke of luck this Labor Day when he won his third major scratch-off prize, having bought every one of those winning tickets at the same lottery retailer.

It's very possible that Sam's Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord will be seeing more foot traffic from lottery players in the near future. After all, the convenience store sold Terry Splawn his third winning scratch-off ticket within the span of four years.

Splawn is no stranger to good fortune. In April 2017, his lucky streak began when he bought a ticket from the North Carolina Lottery's "Millionaire Bucks" instant game from Sam's Mini Stop and won a $1 million prize.

He visited the same store two years later in March 2019 and purchased a "$150 Million Cash Explosion" ticket for $20, which netted him yet another $1 million prize.

But third time's the charm, and Lady Luck was once again on his side. The Concord resident picked out a $20 "Premier Cash" ticket at Sam's Mini Stop and walked away with one more big prize, this time worth $100,000.

"It was on Labor Day!" Splawn told the Lottery. "So, it was a really nice surprise for the day."

The triple-lucky player visited Lottery headquarters in Raleigh and claimed his prize, which amounted to $70,756 after federal and state taxes.

Splawn took home the first $100,000 second prize out of eight available in the "Premier Cash" game, which launched in August. There are three out of four top prizes of $2 million remaining, as well as 37 out of 50 third prizes of $20,000 left to claim.

The game that awarded his second win, "$150 Million Cash Explosion," is also still active. While there are no second and third prizes of $1 million and $100,000 remaining, respectively, there is just one more top prize of $4 million out there, as well as numerous other prizes of $10,000 and below. "$150 Million Cash Explosion" was launched in October 2018.

Each of Splawn's consecutive wins took place two years apart. While winning the lottery is truly random, who knows – perhaps in another two years he and his favorite retailer will make headlines once again.

"It's unbelievable," the winner said in a press release. "It certainly is fun to win."

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New Member
Corona, California
United States
Member #217464
September 11, 2021
12 Posts

Super awesome 🤩 T&P for everyone that reads this....

thoughts and prayers


    United States
    Member #163182
    January 22, 2015
    2726 Posts

    Rod Stewart said it eloquently in his song.....Some guys have all the luck.  IDK if that is the name of the song or not, but that's how it starts!

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      Member #179622
      January 28, 2017
      1 Posts

      I buy my tickets at this store. The owners are great. I know the gentleman that won. He is a nice person and worthy of the blessings.

        Gallatin Tennesee
        United States
        Member #194096
        November 29, 2018
        100 Posts

        It's the age old question. Is Sam's Mini Stop lucky? or is Mr. Splawn simply the luckiest man in North Carolina.? I guess there is no wrong answer to that question. Either way.....Congrats to Mr. Splawn, I look forward to reading about him again in 2 years.

        See Ya!

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          Ms Evil Bruhahahahahaha
          United States
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          October 28, 2009
          90873 Posts

          Congrats to the Lucky guy. Hyper

           Let's go Brandon! ROFL

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            June 28, 2005
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            Party Congrats to the Winner! Party

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              Central TN
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              January 4, 2012
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              Fantastic luck and congrats Terry.... Hope to be joining you in that jackpot winners group someday soon. Keep on scratchin'  Thumbs Up

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