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NC lottery player visits 40 retailers and wins $5 million
Four tedious hours of searching later, and he has the winning ticket By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man bent on finding the last top prize in a lottery scratch-off game conducted a modern day treasure hunt and came out the big winner. Last Thursday, one North Carolina resident traveled to 40 different stores in a crusade to find the last top prize-winning ticket for a scratch-off lottery game. Four well-spent hours later, his tenacity lands him exactly what he was looking for a $5 m ...
Aug 1, 2020, 6:43 pm - Lottery News forum

One takeout order earns an Uber Eats driver a lottery jackpot
All it took was a well-placed $10 tip By Kate Northrop After a shift of delivering takeout meals to hungry customers, one Uber Eats driver decided to try his luck at a scratch-off lottery game with a $10 tip he earned from one of his orders. As it turns out, that tip was well-spent it earned him a top prize of $200,000. A day of driving meant Keith Wishon of Lewisville, North Carolina had to stop at a gas station on Shallowford Road in Lewisville to fill up his tank. While there, he dec ...
Jul 30, 2020, 2:22 pm - Lottery News forum

NC man who won $10 million in lottery charged with murder
Includes video report Motive behind killing unknown By Kate Northrop Three years ago, Michael Todd Hill, 52, struck it big after winning $10 million from a scratch-off lottery ticket. Now, he is being charged with the murder of a 23-year-old woman, Keonna Graham. Back in 2017, Hill, of Leland, North Carolina, worked in a nuclear plant. A dedicated scratch-off player, he frequented the Maco Depot convenience store and bought the fateful Ultimate Millions scratch-off ticket. His life l ...
Jul 23, 2020, 3:43 pm - Lottery News forum

Man who beat cancer wins $100,000 second-chance lottery prize
By Kate Northrop Second-chances and luck are all-too familiar to one of North Carolina's most recent lottery winners, a cancer survivor who hails from Scotland Neck. For Eric Alexander, his most recent victory comes as a $100,000 lottery prize win from scratch-off tickets entered in second-chance drawings. Alexander beat Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer that forms in soft tissue such as skeletal muscle tissue or hollow organs like the bladder. On June 3, he beat the 1 in 10 million odds t ...
Jun 16, 2020, 8:27 am - Lottery News forum

Last minute decision to buy a third ticket earns NC man $1 million from scratch-off lottery game
Gut feeling? Pure instinct? Whatever it was, it helped the lucky winner score big-time By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man must be feeling really good about his intuition right about now his decision to head back into the store to buy a third scratch-off lottery ticket earned him a $1 million prize. In early May, Larry Parks of Valdese purchased two $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch-off tickets for $30 each at Mel's Superette in Hickory. Parks left the store, but for some reason, he d ...
Jun 9, 2020, 10:26 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. man wins $10 million from scratch-off lottery ticket
Iron worker's big win is the largest scratch-off lottery prize in the state By Kate Northrop On his way home from work, Wade Harmon purchased some lottery tickets at the Big Boy's Truck Stop on Bagley Road in Kenly. He originally stopped to try his luck on the Pick 3 and Pick 4 lottery games. His decision to tack on an additional $30 scratch-off ticket to his purchase awarded him the $10 million top prize, the largest scratch-off prize in the state. In a news release by lottery official ...
May 18, 2020, 4:38 pm - Lottery News forum

North Carolina healthcare delivery driver almost faints after winning $150,000 lottery jackpot
N.C. Lottery shifts toward new prize claim safety measures By Kate Northrop James Joyce works as a healthcare driver, delivering medicine to hospitals and clinics. Every day after work, he routinely picks up a Cash 5 ticket with EZ Match on his way home. In the morning following the April 21 draw, he checked his numbers and discovered that he was the winner of the $149,814 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot. I almost fainted, Joyce remarked. He purchased the winning ticket at the Crossroads Ex ...
May 12, 2020, 9:11 am - Lottery News forum

Coronavirus impacting North Carolina lottery sales
The North Carolina Education Lottery has increased sales which climbed to $2.6 billion in 2018, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries every year since it was established in 2005. A global health crisis could change that. As the number of coronavirus cases continues to climb across North Carolina and Gov. Roy Cooper weighs extending a statewide stay-at-home order, the lottery is experiencing a marked decrease in players. That's in part by design, o ...
Apr 17, 2020, 12:06 pm - Lottery News forum

NC couple married 70 years has weekly lottery tradition that finally paid off
For James and Maxine Hilliker of Lumberton, North Carolina, a tradition of playing the lottery together led to a $768,862 Cash 5 jackpot win a week before their 70th wedding anniversary. Our wedding anniversary is next week and today is my 90th birthday, said James after receiving the big check. I can't even believe this is real. I just can't believe it. For the Hillikers, playing Cash 5 together is a weekly tradition that has become a special part of their morning routine. We go to ...
Feb 3, 2020, 11:09 am - Lottery News forum

After answering what he thought was a robocall, N.C. man learns he won $1 million lottery prize
Malek Dabwan of Goldsboro got a call from lottery officials telling him he had won a prize, but he was skeptical at first, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. I thought it was a robocall for a minute, Dabwan told lottery officials of the phone call. But then you said my name and I got excited. He went to claim his prize Wednesday and found out he had won $1 million in the lottery's $300,000,000 Supreme Riches Second-Chance drawing, according to the lottery. His ticket w ...
Dec 14, 2019, 3:20 pm - Lottery News forum

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