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North Carolina Lottery celebrates 15th anniversary
Over $18 billion in prizes awarded to players since 2006 By Kate Northrop On Tuesday, March 26, 2006, the North Carolina Education Lottery began selling lottery tickets. 15 years later, over $18 billion has been awarded to players in the form of prizes. To celebrate the milestone, the Lottery credited its early success to the strong support of North Carolinians who enjoy playing lottery games, winning prizes, and helping out a good cause public education. Every ticket that is purcha ...
Apr 5, 2021, 3:40 pm - Lottery News forum

NC man wins $1 million in lottery twice in one year
Double-lucky player claims he won on the same number twice By Kate Northrop Most players can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to win a million dollars, but one North Carolina man is lucky enough to have experienced the exciting feeling twice after winning two $1 million prizes in the span of one year. Willard Weber's lucky streak is running a little bit longer after he won not one, but two prizes worth $1 million within one year. The last time the Littleton resident picked ...
Mar 9, 2021, 3:38 pm - Lottery News forum

Fortune cookie gives Florida player a lucky break
Lottery player wins big after using numbers from a popular paper slip By Kate Northrop A fortune cookie lived up to its name after a Florida resident won a $500,000 Powerball prize in the North Carolina Lottery after using the numbers written on the back of the paper slip. Ernesto Sorzano got to enjoy a nice meal consisting of his favorite take-out of shrimp and fried rice and an impressive $500,000 windfall to boot, thanks to the numbers printed on the little paper slip inside his fort ...
Mar 1, 2021, 2:14 pm - Lottery News forum

Low on gas, NC man goes into store and picks out $10 million winning lottery ticket
A North Carolina man is $10 million richer after the low-fuel light came on in his Silverado truck and he decided to fill up with gas, N.C. lottery officials said Wednesday. Allen Boger of Lake Norman planned to stop at a different store to play a different lottery game Saturday morning, according to a lottery news release. But the gas station where he stopped, the Lunar Mart on N.C. 16 in the eastern Lincoln County community of Denver, was closer to his home when the light came on, offici ...
Feb 18, 2021, 10:55 am - Lottery News forum

Former fiancé sues $188 million Powerball jackpot winner
By Kate Northrop The ex-fianc of a North Carolina Powerball winner is suing her for allegedly giving away over a million dollars' worth of property he claims were gifts given to him by her. Lamarr McDow, the former fianc of $188 million Powerball winner Marie Holmes, filed a lawsuit against her after she reportedly gave away his gifts consisting of cars, clothes, and miscellaneous property that totaled over $1.4 million in value. Holmes lived with her then-boyfriend McDow at the time of ...
Feb 16, 2021, 11:28 am - Lottery News forum

Multi-state lottery games make North Carolina players millionaires overnight
Two players hit it big under extraordinary circumstances By Kate Northrop The recent Mega Millions and Powerball drawings created dozens of millionaires overnight after players rushed to buy their tickets and join the fray. Two lucky North Carolina residents are among those who found themselves richer under some rather unique circumstances. Anthony Dowe of Leland was one of those players. He had purchased tickets for the Mega Millions drawing on Fri., Jan. 22 for the historic $1.05 bill ...
Jan 28, 2021, 12:25 pm - Lottery News forum

N.C. COVID nurse 'in shock' after $1 million second-chance lottery win
A North Carolina nurse who works in the COVID-19 unit at a long-term care facility just hit a $1 million jackpot. Terri Watkins didn't believe she'd actually won the North Carolina Education Lottery's Supreme Riches second-chance lottery drawing last week but she did. I thought that it was a scam. I was a little upset actually! she said in a press release. I thought that it was not real, couldn't be real, Watkins added. It's still something that I really don't believe, I'm still in so ...
Jan 14, 2021, 10:24 am - Lottery News forum

N.C. man wins $250,000 in lottery after losing job of 20 years and father to COVID-19
Former preschool teacher who was in a dark place says he kept believing in himself By Kate Northrop It's been a seriously difficult time for a North Carolina man who just recently lost his job as a preschool teacher after 20 years and even more so after losing his father to the coronavirus a month later, but a lottery jackpot win to the tune of $250,000 was the Christmas miracle waiting to happen. Before he had hit the $250,000 jackpot, Joe Camp of Charlotte had been persevering through ...
Dec 28, 2020, 12:10 pm - Lottery News forum

Lottery player wins $100,000 with 20 identical tickets
N.C. man bets big on Pick 4 and reaps the rewards By Kate Northrop A North Carolina man played the Virginia Lottery and took a big leap by buying 20 identical lottery tickets. The result? He took home 20 top prizes totaling $100,000. James Swimpson of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, stopped at Love's Travel Stop in Skippers, Virginia, about a two-hour drive from home, and decided to play the Lottery's Pick 4 game. Whether it was pure instinct or a voice in his head, he must have had a g ...
Nov 23, 2020, 9:56 pm - Lottery News forum

U.S. Marine Corps veteran wins the lottery on Veteran's Day
Combat engineer scoops up the final top prize in North Carolina instant game By Kate Northrop A veteran from Creswell, North Carolina was not even in the state when he found out he won a $1 million prize from a scratch-off lottery ticket. In fact, he completely forgot that he bought them in the first place, only to discover the winning ticket right before his return flight home to North Carolina from Colorado. Yaheem Jones, formerly a combat engineer in the U.S. Marine Corps, got the bi ...
Nov 13, 2020, 4:41 pm - Lottery News forum