N.C. woman's Mother's Day ticket wins $1.3 million jackpot
A lottery ticket turned out to be the Mother's Day $1.3 million gift of a lifetime for a North Carolina woman.
For Mother's Day, Vielka Roman of Autryville, North Carolina, received a Carolina Cash 5 ticket as a gift from her sister, Neris. It turned out to be a $1.3 million jackpot winner.
I just can't believe it, said Roman. I'm still in shock.
On Sunday, Roman, her fianc , Al, and her sister, Neris, all went out for a celebratory Mother's Day meal. After dinner, they stopped at Car ...
May 17, 2019, 11:50 am - Lottery News forum
North Carolina grandfather gives lottery winnings to granddaughter
A North Carolina woman will be 'lucky for life' and be able to pay for college, thanks to her grandfather.
Peter Beckage won the N.C. Lottery game, Lucky for Life, after buying the ticket on April 14, lottery officials said.
The 85-year-old recently moved in with his daughter to be close to family and often plays the game. He bought the ticket after a Palm Sunday pancakes breakfast with his 22-year-old granddaughter, Kelly Thomas.
The next day, he stayed up late to check the drawing.
Apr 26, 2019, 1:42 pm - Lottery News forum
NC man 'counting his blessings' after winning lottery ticket almost blew away
A North Carolina man is counting his blessings after beating the almost 1-in-a-million odds to win a lottery prize, according to the NC Education Lottery.
And it all happened after he came uncomfortably close to losing his lucky ticket, the lottery said on Twitter.
Whenever I get my tickets, I put them in my car door, said John Hepburn of Fayetteville, per the lottery's Twitter post.
Then last week, a few of my tickets blew out of the car, he said, according to the lottery's news relea ...
Apr 17, 2019, 10:00 am - Lottery News forum
$10M North Carolina lottery winner plans to spoil 12 grandkids
A North Carolina grandfather is planning to retire, purchase his dream house, and spoil his 12 grandkids after winning a $10 million lottery prize.
N.C. Education Lottery officials and media gathered at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday to celebrate the winner, Theodore Duncan. After being greeted by cheers and confetti, Duncan and his fianc e were handed a $10 million check.
I'm 52, and now that I've won this, I can finally stop working, said Duncan. I'm going to retire and get ...
Apr 9, 2019, 7:49 am - Lottery News forum
Man with stage 4 cancer wins lottery, plans to take wife on dream trip
A winning scratch-off lottery ticket has provided a ray of light for a North Carolina man who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Richard Beare of Charlotte is planning on taking his wife on a dream vacation and enjoying himself after claiming a $250,000 prize from a winning Carolina Black scratch-off ticket.
I recently got diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer, Beare said in a news releasefrom the North Carolina Education Lottery. I want to travel while I can still enjoy myself. My ...
Apr 3, 2019, 8:28 am - Lottery News forum
Man buys second winning $1M lottery ticket at same store in less than 2 years
A North Carolina man has won a second $1 million lottery prize at the same store in less than two years, lottery officials said Friday.
Terry Splawn won $1 million with a $150 Million Cash Explosion scratch-off ticket he bought Wednesday at Sam's Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord, according to a North Carolina Education Lottery news release. The odds of winning $1 million in that game are 1 in 1.8 million, according to the lottery's website.
Splawn won his first $1 million prize i ...
Mar 13, 2019, 8:05 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. man wins $1M after playing the same numbers for 5 years
By Todd Northrop
A North Carolina man finally struck it big in the multi-state Powerball lottery after playing the same numbers for five years.
Benjamin Sinclair of Winston-Salem claimed his prize Thursday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
I've been playing the same numbers for five years, Sinclair said. They're very special to me.
Sinclair's good luck began when he stopped at the Sheetz on Fairlawn Drive in Winston-Salem and bought a $2 ticket for the drawing on Oct. 2 ...
Nov 13, 2018, 8:46 am - Lottery News forum
Thanks to $325,000 lottery win, couple will replace home lost in Hurricane Irma
A couple who lost their home to Hurricane Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands say they will be able to rebuild their lives after winning a $325,000 prize on a $1 North Carolina lottery ticket.
After the hurricane devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sept. 6, 2017, Patricia and Frank Raffa moved in with their daughter in Arden, North Carolina. The category 5 hurricane was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, CNBC reported.
We lost everything, Frank Raffa told NC lottery offi ...
Aug 29, 2018, 7:52 am - Lottery News forum
How North Carolina scratch-off lottery tickets are distributed
What would you do if you won the lottery?
And what if you could figure out a system that would help you win it?
Pat Jackson thought perhaps someone had done that when she read about a couple that won a $10,000 scratch-off prize and then a $1 million scratch-off prize on the same day in different counties. Jackson, who lives in Charlotte, became curious about the distribution of the thousands of scratch-off tickets that are sold at nearly 7,000 locations across the state.
So she posed a ...
Aug 8, 2018, 8:29 am - Lottery News forum
Lottery winner survives helicopter crash
A North Carolina lottery winner is lucky to be alive after his helicopter crashed and caught fire right on his front lawn.
Back in October, Timothy Kniess' wife won the lottery a hundred thousand dollars on a scratch off ticket.
Luck was definitely on their side again today when he was able to escape the crash with just a few scratches.
Neighbors weren't surprised by the crash. They say they watched Kniess attempt to fly his Mosquito XE helicopter for weeks, just waiting for it all to g ...
May 3, 2018, 1:16 pm - Lottery News forum