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
IGT executive hired as NC Lottery chief
A top leader at a gambling operations vendor was hired Tuesday to become the North Carolina Education Lottery's next executive director.
The lottery commission voted unanimously to hire Mark Michalko, a vice president and managing director for International Game Technology's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The commission's search for a new lottery chief began soon after Alice Garland, the executive director since late 2010, announced last fall she would retire at the end of ...
Mar 14, 2018, 2:53 pm - Lottery News forum
Some N.C. Carolina Cash 5 lottery winners are due a little more
The N.C. Education Lottery says 48 Carolina Cash 5 game winners received $4 less than they actually won.
In Monday's drawing, 48 tickets matched four of the five winning numbers and should have won a prize of $256. Players with those tickets got $252, lottery officials said. The winners beat odds of 1 in 4,163.
The mistake resulted from human error involving the calculations of what the pari-mutuel prize would be, lottery Executive Director Alice Garland said. With a pari-mutuel prize, the ...
Feb 14, 2018, 9:35 am - Lottery News forum
Will NC Lottery players move online and hurt retail stores?
The N.C. Retail Merchants Association wants legislators to put the brakes on a proposal to offer online instant lottery games, arguing the move could harm stores that sell lottery tickets.
The N.C. Education Lottery Commission has the proposal for online instant games on its Tuesday agenda; lottery spokesman Van Denton said the commission will vote on whether to ask vendors to submit proposals for how they'd provide the online games. The commission's Revenue Generating Committee, led by forme ...
Dec 4, 2017, 8:51 am - Lottery News forum
N.C. lottery winner to give away his jackpot
An Army veteran from Statesville, North Carolina, plans to give his $250,000 lottery jackpot to help people battling substance abuse.
Terry McClelland and his wife intend to use the proceeds from his lucky scratch-off ticket win to start a non-profit counseling center aimed at freeing people from their addictions his wife's lifelong dream.
This is what I was put on this earth to do, McClelland's wife, also named Terry, told lottery officials. She is is pursuing her doctorate in psychology ...
Dec 1, 2017, 7:11 pm - Lottery News forum