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North Carolina woman wins $153,919 after buying $5 lottery ticket at Harris Teeter

Marlen Rios De Torres, of Durham, bought a $5 Fast Play ticket and won a $153919 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "I just had a feeling like I was going to win big soon," she said. "I could feel it." Rios De Torres bought her winning 20X The Cash ticket Tuesday night from the Harris Teeter on N.C. 54 West in Durham. At…
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North Carolina woman wins $153,919 after buying $5 lottery ticket at Harris Teeter
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NC Lottery: Durham Harris Teeter fast play ticket wins $153,919

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A ticket sold in Durham for one of the North Carolina Education Lottery's Fast Play Progressive games was a big winner Tuesday. The $5 20X the Cash ticket won 50% of the progressive jackpot, which equaled a prize of $153919. The lucky ticket was bought at Harris Teeter #224, located at 1125 N.C. 54 in Durham. According to the…
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NC Lottery: Durham Harris Teeter fast play ticket wins $153,919
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Durham Shopper Hits $153,919 Jackpot with NC Fast Play Lottery Ticket

Imagine stepping into your local grocery store for a loaf of bread and walking out nearly $154000 richer. For one Durham local, this became a reality, turning a routine errand at Harris Teeter into a life-changing event. The North Carolina Education Lottery confirmed that a $5 20X the Cash Fast Play ticket purchased at Harris Teeter 224 in Durham…
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Durham Shopper Hits $153,919 Jackpot with NC Fast Play Lottery Ticket
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Durham woman wins $153,919 jackpot: “I just had a feeling”

Durham resident Marlen Rios De Torres believed a big lottery win would happen soon and her prediction came true on Tuesday when a $5 Fast Play ticket turned into a $153919 jackpot. "I just had a feeling like I was going to win big soon," she said. "I could feel it." Rios De Torres bought her lucky 20X The Cash ticket Tuesday night from the Harris…
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Durham woman wins $153,919 jackpot: “I just had a feeling”
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Durham woman claims Fast Play jackpot winnings at NC Education Lottery headquarters

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - A Durham woman now knows the feeling of becoming more than $150000 richer in an instant. Marlen Rios De Torres turned out to be the mystery winner of the unclaimed jackpot ticket after it was purchased at the Harris Teeter on N.C. 54 West in Durham. Her $5 20X the Cash ticket won 50% of the progressive jackpot, which equaled a…
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Durham woman claims Fast Play jackpot winnings at NC Education Lottery headquarters
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Mega Millions and Powerball weekend jackpots total over $750 million

Mega Millions and Powerball players in North Carolina can have fun this weekend playing for jackpots that total $763 million. A Mega Millions winner tonight would have the choice of taking home the $457 million jackpot as an annuity or $216.8 million in cash. A Powerball winner on Saturday would have the choice of taking home the $306 million…
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Mega Millions and Powerball weekend jackpots total over $750 million
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NC lawmakers say video gambling machine legislation could resurface this year

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Interest in authorizing more casinos in North Carolina during this year's upcoming legislative session appears tamped down based on comments from top General Assembly leaders. But this week they suggested an effort to sanction and regulate video gambling machines could resurface in the spring. A package considered by lawmakers…
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NC lawmakers say video gambling machine legislation could resurface this year
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Greensboro friends have fun winning a $158,535 jackpot together

RALEIGH, N.C. - Greensboro residents Mark Cockman, Jeffrey Jaeger, and Gary Selders enjoy playing the lottery together, but none of them could believe their luck when they hit a $158535 jackpot. "We all looked at one another thinking, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" Cockman recalled. Jaeger said he enjoys the group dynamic of playing the…
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Greensboro friends have fun winning a $158,535 jackpot together
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Greensboro friends win $158,535 jackpot after buying $5 ticket together

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) - Greensboro residents Mark Cockman, Jeffrey Jaeger and Gary Selders play the lottery together and won a $158535 jackpot Wednesday, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "We all looked at one another thinking, 'You've got to be kidding me,'" Cockman said. Jaeger said he enjoys the group dynamic of playing the…
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Greensboro friends win $158,535 jackpot after buying $5 ticket together
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Carteret County man collects $324,439 jackpot win

RALEIGH, N.C. - Newport resident Charles Brooks took a chance on a $5 Fast Play ticket and won a $324439 jackpot. Brooks bought his lucky 20X The Cash ticket from Jim Dandy on U.S. 70 in Morehead City on Dec. 30. At the time of his purchase, the jackpot stood at $648878. Since Brooks bought a $5 ticket, he received 50% of the progressive jackpot.…
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Powerball offers chance at $535 million jackpot this weekend

The Powerball jackpot grows $35 million larger, offering $535 million in this weekend's drawing. A winner Saturday night could claim the jackpot as a $535 million annuity or $257.6 million in cash. "Who wouldn't want to start the holidays with a $535 million jackpot," said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. "The…
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Powerball offers chance at $535 million jackpot this weekend
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Powerball jackpot now at $412 million, Mega Millions at $377 million

RALEIGH, NC (PRESS RELEASE) - The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both continue to grow, giving North Carolinians two chances this week to take home prizes ranging from $377 million to $412 million. Tonight's Powerball jackpot stands at a $412 million annuity that is worth $194 million in cash. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $377…
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Powerball jackpot now at $412 million, Mega Millions at $377 million
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Wilmington woman has winning lottery ticket in NC Education Lottery

A woman from Wilmington is taking home a $100000 prize after purchasing a $3 Power Play lottery ticket using Online Play, according to a news release from NC Education Lottery. Amanda Bryant's Quick Pick ticket scored her a $50000 prize on the Nov. 13 drawing, after matching the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball. The prize doubled…
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Wilmington woman has winning lottery ticket in NC Education Lottery
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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both exceed $300 million

RALEIGH, NC (PRESS RELEASE) - North Carolinians can play this week for jackpots in the Powerball and Mega Millions games that both offer prizes worth more than $300 million. Tonight's Powerball jackpot stands at a $352 million annuity that is worth $163.3 million in cash. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $335 million annuity that is…
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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots both exceed $300 million
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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots exceed $300 million

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots up for grabs this week each exceed $300 million. Monday night's Powerball jackpot is a $352 million annuity worth $163.3 million in cash. Powerball drawings are held Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is a $335 million annuity worth $153.1 million in cash. Mega Millions drawings are…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots spike above $300 million Thanksgiving weekend

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - You may be feeling lucky… or it could be the food coma. Either way, going into Thanksgiving weekend, there are two jackpots up for grabs-each now at more than $300 million. The Mega Millions drawing on Black Friday will be the first opportunity of the weekend to win big with a jackpot of $308 million on the line. According to…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots spike above $300 million Thanksgiving weekend
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million for Thanksgiving week

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolinians can play this Thanksgiving week for jackpots in the Powerball and Mega Millions games that both offer prizes worth over $300 million. Wednesday's Powerball jackpot stands at a $313 million annuity that is worth $144 million in cash. Black Friday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $308 million annuity that is worth…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots both top $300 million for Thanksgiving week
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NC Lottery now offering no-scratch 'digital instants' on computer, mobile devices

The NC Education Lottery launched a new set of digital games Wednesday, offering players the chance to win instantly without having to scratch off a ticket. The lottery is promoting eight versions of the "digital instants" games. The games require users to create an account or sign in through the lottery's website and provide identifying…
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NC Lottery now offering no-scratch 'digital instants' on computer, mobile devices
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Davidson County man collects $251,758 Cash 5 jackpot win

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) - Krystian Morrison of Denton tried his luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $251758 jackpot on Nov. 4. Morrison bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play. His ticket matched all five numbers to win the jackpot. The odds of matching numbers on all five balls are 1 in 962598. Morrison claimed his prize at lottery…
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NC Education Lottery: Lucky penny helps Graham man pocket $260,000 lotto jackpot

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 8:44PM GRAHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- "See a penny, pick it up. All day long you'll have good luck." That mantra worked out brilliantly for Ralph Mayton Jr. of Graham, as his lucky penny helped him pocket a $266982 lottery jackpot! "I always hear it's good luck if it's laying heads up and darn it if I don't believe it now,"…
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NC Education Lottery: Lucky penny helps Graham man pocket $260,000 lotto jackpot
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‘Still kind of in shock’: North Carolina man wins $236,439 jackpot after buying $10 ticket at convenience store

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) - David Shafer, of Benson, won a $236439 Fast Play jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "I always joked with people at stores that I want the ticket that will take me to Raleigh," Shafer said. "I'm still kind of in shock though." Players who win big lottery prizes like Shafer's jackpot win are…
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NC Lottery: Tickets sold in Cary, Durham win Cash 5 jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - There were not one, not two, but three jackpot winners after Tuesday night's Carolina Cash 5 drawing, and a couple of those tickets were sold in the Triangle. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, three tickets matched all five balls to win, sharing the $1.1 million jackpot. Each ticket won $394216 after the…
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NC Lottery: Tickets sold in Cary, Durham win Cash 5 jackpot
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Wilmington NC man misses Powerball jackpot by just one number

A Wilmington man's visit to the Food Lion on Oleander Drive proved productive when he spent $3 on a Power Play lottery ticket and ended up winning $100000. But it could've been way more productive. According to a news release from Jonathan LaRowe, public relations specialist with the N.C. Education Lottery, James Sterling of Wilmington's win came…
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Wilmington NC man misses Powerball jackpot by just one number
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North Carolina man plans to buy home for family with $827,339 lottery win

JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) - Chad Lequire, of Whittier, said he plans to buy a home for his family after a $10 Fast Play ticket won him a $827330 jackpot on Wednesday, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "I still can't believe it right now to be honest with you," Lequire said. He bought his winning Big Bucks Bingo ticket early…
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North Carolina man plans to buy home for family with $827,339 lottery win
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N.C. man's 'normal routine' leads to $827,330 lottery jackpot

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A North Carolina man said following his "normal routine" led to his winning a lottery jackpot worth $827330. Chad Lequire of Whittier told North Carolina Education Lottery officials he bought his ticket for the Big Bucks Bingo Fast Play lottery game at PJ's Food Mart on Asheville Highway in Sylva. "It was just part of my normal…
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N.C. man's 'normal routine' leads to $827,330 lottery jackpot
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North Carolina: Man wins $500,000 with lottery ticket

North Carolina man's'normal routine' ends with him winning more than $500000 A North Carolina man's normal routine ended with him winning more than $500000 with one North Carolina Education Lottery ticket. Lottery officials say Chad Lequire, of Whittier, bought his lucky Big Bucks Bingo ticket early Wednesday morning from PJ's Fast Food Mart on…
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Powerball offers $785 million jackpot tonight, fourth largest in its history

by: Jonathan LaRowe, NC Education Lottery RALEIGH, N.C. - The Powerball jackpot just jumped into the top 5 in the game's history as it checks in at $785 million for Monday's drawing. A winner tonight could claim the prize as a $785 million annuity or $367 million in cash. Monday's $785 million jackpot stands at No. 4 on the list of largest…
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Powerball offers $785 million jackpot tonight, fourth largest in its history
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NC Proposal Includes Ban on Lottery Launching Online Casino

The proposed budget bill defines "casino-style game" as any game traditionally offered in a casino, including slots, roulette, and poker. The bill does not make provisions for launching online casino gaming through private operators. Changes in how mobile sports betting licenses are issued could require operators to have agreements with…
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NC Proposal Includes Ban on Lottery Launching Online Casino
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TICKETS READY: Powerball $672 million jackpot drawing happens tonight

GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Get your tickets ready! The 10th largest jackpot drawing in Powerball history is happening Wednesday night. The winner could claim the jackpot as an annuity or $320.5 million in cash. "Powerball is known as a game that offers life-changing prizes and we have seen that more than ever in 2023," said Mark Michalko,…
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TICKETS READY: Powerball $672 million jackpot drawing happens tonight
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Powerball jackpot reaches top 10 in Powerball history

HERE ARE SOME OF TODAY'S TOP NEWS STORIES THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING HERE. AT 924, CREWS IN DAVIDSON COUNTY ARE WORKING TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE OF AN EXPLOSION. THIS HAPPENED AT THE JT RUSSELL AD SONS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY YESTERDAY AFTERNOON. DENTON POLICE SAY NO ONE WAS INSIDE THE BUILDING AT THE TIME. NO INJURIES REPORTED. NEIGHBORS DESCRIBE, THOUGH,…
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9 charged in illegal gambling, gaming investigation in Chatham County, sheriff says

PITTSBORO, N.C. (WNCN) - An investigation into illegal gambling and gaming activities in Chatham County led to 17 businesses being found in violation of state law, according to the sheriff's office. The sheriff's office launched an investigation into illegal gambling and gaming activities that happened at various locations across the county.…
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9 charged in illegal gambling, gaming investigation in Chatham County, sheriff says
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Breakfast for Granville County man comes with $100,000 jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. - Creedmoor resident Kendrick Woods stopped cooking breakfast Saturday morning to check his Cash 5 tickets and he uncovered a $100000 treat waiting for him. "Something just came into my mind saying, 'Check your Cash 5,'" Woods recalled. "I was in the middle of cooking some sausages." He pulled up the numbers from Friday's drawing and…
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NC needs a gaming commission independent from the Education Lottery

As the North Carolina legislature looks to expand the availability of regulated gaming options - which could include new casinos, video lottery terminals, and digital versions of casino-style games - they must first ensure that NC's gaming regulator is fit for purpose and truly independent. There are many compelling reasons why North Carolina is…
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North Carolina aunt wins $120,706 off $2 ticket, shares jackpot with nephew

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) - Eleas Ottley, of Wake Forest, bought a $2 Fast Play ticket Sunday morning and won a $120706 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Ottley bought her winning 10X The Cash ticket from Hasty Mart on South Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg. At the time of her purchase, the jackpot stood at $603530. Since she…
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North Carolina aunt wins $120,706 off $2 ticket, shares jackpot with nephew
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Good government watchdog calls out flood of pot, casino cash flowing to NC lawmakers

Veteran campaign finance watchdog Bob Hall, the former longtime executive director of the group Democracy North Carolina who helped expose former Democratic House Speaker Jim Black's corruption in the early 2000's, is out with another damning bit of research. In a press release distributed this morning, Hall called attention to the fact that North…
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Good government watchdog calls out flood of pot, casino cash flowing to NC lawmakers
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Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot climbs to $313 million

RALEIGH, N.C. - Here we go again. The Powerball jackpot continues to grow as it now stands at $313 million for Wednesday's drawing. A winner Wednesday night could claim the jackpot as a $313 million annuity or $150.2 million in cash. "While we are all rooting for a jackpot winner in North Carolina tonight, we still see lots of other great prizes…
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Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot climbs to $313 million
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Gambling machines in operation in Robeson County

Although the N.C. Supreme Court banned video sweepstakes machines in February 2022, some businesses in Robeson County continue to operate the illegal gambling devices. That ban includes video poker, which state guidelines consider to be a "game of chance." The Supreme Court ruled the gaming machines to be illegal forms of gambling. This ruling was…
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Gambling machines in operation in Robeson County
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Mega Millions $2 million ticket sold at Wilmington NC gas station

A lucky Mega Millions lottery ticket was sold Tuesday night at a Wilmington convenience store. According to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, a $2 million winner was purchased at the Buy & Go in the Exxon gas station on North College Road in Wilmington. The winner - whose identity is not yet known - has 180 days from the…
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REGIONAL: Charlotte man celebrates $742,366 jackpot win

RALEIGH - Ehab Mayy of Charlotte tried his luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $742366 jackpot. Mayy bought his Quick Pick ticket using Online Play. His numbers matched all five white balls in the July 7 drawing. He arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home…
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REGIONAL: Iredell County woman celebrates $1 million win

Lynne Lepley of Statesville wanted a piece of the Mega Millions jackpot as it climbed higher and higher last week, and ended up landing on a $1 million prize. "It's a thrill!" she exclaimed as she claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Lepley bought her $2 Mega Millions ticket through Online Play for the July 21 drawing. Her…
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Davidson County woman wins $122,136 Fast Play jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. - Linda Canady of Lexington tried her luck on a $5 Fast Play ticket Friday afternoon and won a $122136 jackpot. Canady bought her lucky DOUBLE W!N ticket from Kelly's High Rock Grocery on N.C. 8 in Lexington. At the time of her purchase, the jackpot stood at $244272. Since she bought a $5 ticket, Canady received 50% of the progressive…
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Rowan County woman cried after ‘life changing’ $723,755 jackpot win

RALEIGH, N.C. - Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill became emotional when her $10 Fast Play purchase turned into a $723755 jackpot. "I think I cried all the way home," she said. Neely bought her lucky Jackpot 7's ticket July 11 from the Kangaroo Express on East Main Street in Rockwell. When she checked her tickets, she initially thought someone else won the…
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Rowan County woman cried after ‘life changing’ $723,755 jackpot win
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Rowan County woman wins “life-changing” prize in NC Education Lottery

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill became emotional when her $10 Fast Play purchase turned into a $723755 jackpot. "I think I cried all the way home," she said. According to a press release from the NC Education Lottery, Neely bought her lucky Jackpot 7's ticket July 11 from the Kangaroo Express on East Main Street in Rockwell.…
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Rowan County woman wins “life-changing” prize in NC Education Lottery
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North Carolina woman cries after lottery win

Neely said she plans to give some money to her church, invest, and possibly take a trip with her husband. ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - A Rowan County woman became emotional when her $10 Fast Play purchase turned into a $723755 jackpot. "I think I cried all the way home," Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill said. Neely bought her lucky Jackpot 7's ticket July 11…
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N.C. Lottery Winner Thought Someone Else Had Won $723K Jackpot

Talk about a reversal of fortune. When Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill, North Carolina, checked her lottery tickets, she was disappointed to see she hadn't won. "When I got in the truck and saw my first ticket said the jackpot was back to $20000, I thought, 'Oh darn, somebody already won the jackpot,'" Neely said in a Monday news release from the N.C.…
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Gold Hill woman wins ‘life changing’ $723,755 jackpot

RALEIGH - Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill became emotional when her $10 Fast Play purchase turned into a $723755 jackpot. "I think I cried all the way home," she said. Neely bought her lucky Jackpot 7's ticket July 11 from the Kangaroo Express on East Main Street in Rockwell. When she checked her tickets, she initially thought someone else won the…
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Gold Hill woman wins ‘life changing’ $723,755 jackpot
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REGIONAL: Gold Hill woman cried after ‘life changing’ $723,755 jackpot win

Cynthia Neely of Gold Hill became emotional when her $10 Fast Play purchase turned into a $723755 jackpot. "I think I cried all the way home," she said. Neely bought her lucky Jackpot 7's ticket July 11 from the Kangaroo Express on East Main Street in Rockwell. When she checked her tickets, she initially thought someone else won the jackpot instead…
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Haywood County woman collects $167,867 Fast Play win

RALEIGH, N.C. - Donna Henderson of Clyde tried her luck on a Fast Play ticket and won a $167867 jackpot. Henderson bought her lucky $2 CA$HMATCH ticket July 8 from Smokey Mountain Truck & Auto Center on Champion Drive in Canton. At the time of her purchase, the jackpot stood at $839335. Since she bought a $2 ticket, Henderson received 20% of the…
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Haywood County woman collects $167,867 Fast Play win
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REGIONAL: Charlotte man collects a $100,000 Powerball prize

RALEIGH - Fekri Soussi of Charlotte tried his luck on a $3 Power Play ticket and won a $100000 prize in Monday's Powerball drawing. Soussi bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket from Adams Mart on Elm Lane in Charlotte. He matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50000. His prize doubled to $100000 when the 2X multiplier…
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Charlotte woman thought she won $2 but got a $445,289 jackpot instead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Sylvia Spaulding of Charlotte signed on to her lottery's Online Play account expecting to see a $2 Cash 5 win but found a $445289 jackpot waiting for her. "When the numbers first came out, I looked and thought, 'Wow, one person won all that money. Oh well,' then I went back to sleep," Spaulding recalled. She said when she saw the…
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Charlotte woman thought she won $2 in lottery, got $445,289 instead

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - When Charlotte resident Sylvia Spaulding got the email notification that her Carolina Cash 5 lottery ticket won a prize, she was under the assumption that it was only a $2 reward. But after double checking the ticket she purchased last Monday for a dollar, Spaulding was met with $445289 sitting in her Online Play account,…
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Lenoir County woman began jumping and screaming after $216,817 jackpot win

RALEIGH - A major celebration broke out in a Kinston convenience store after Aurelia Heiple, a Kinston resident, discovered she was the winner of a $216817 Cash 5 jackpot. "I was screaming and jumping," Heiple laughed. "I didn't know I could move like that." She bought the $1 Quick Pick ticket in the May 19 drawing from Murphy Express on West…
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Lenoir County woman began jumping and screaming after $216,817 jackpot win
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Guilford County man wins six figures from Cash 5 jackpot

Jerry Miller spent a $1 Cash 5 ticket, winning half of $785068 in the Online Play on the NC lottery's website. A Winston-Salem native won the other half. WHITSETT, N.C. - Alex play, "For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays. Jerry Miller of Whitsett tried his luck on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won half of a $785068 jackpot. Miller purchased his lucky…
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Guilford County man wins six figures from Cash 5 jackpot
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North Carolina man wins half of $785,068 Cash 5 jackpot

Guilford County man wins half of $785068 Cash 5 jackpot WITH THE CHALLENGES IT STILL FACES. WELCOME TO YOUR FRIDAY EVE. IT'S THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH. AND LOOK WHO'S BACK IN ACTION. THANK YOU, EVERYONE. GREAT TO BE BACK. I'M HAPPY TO BE HERE, AS ALWAYS. I MISSED YOU. I DID. BUT YOU'RE AWAY FOR A GOOD REASON. A VERY GOOD REASON. I'M BACK AS A MRS. SO…
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‘Couldn’t believe it’: North Carolina woman wins $137,093 lottery jackpot after buying $10 ticket at gas station

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WGHP) - Shirley Ross, of Roanoke Rapids, stopped at the Speedway by her house to get her usual morning coffee, bought a Fast Play ticket and won a $137093 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "I was so excited. I didn't know how to act," she said. "I just couldn't believe it." Ross, 40, bought her…
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‘Couldn’t believe it’: North Carolina woman wins $137,093 lottery jackpot after buying $10 ticket at gas station
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Matthews woman wins jackpot years after $1 million win

MATTHEWS, N.C. (WBTV) - Nha Duong of Matthews won her second big lottery prize when her $1 Cash 5 ticket produced a $336759 jackpot. She previously won $1 million on a Hit $5000 scratch-off in October 2018. Duong purchased her lucky Quick Pick ticket from the Circle K on Matthews-Mint Hill Road in Matthews. She matched all five white balls in…
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Friday Mega Millions jackpot increases to $414 million

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - One lucky winner could take home $414 million in Friday's Mega Millions jackpot. A North Carolina winner could choose to take home the jackpot as an annuity or $221 million in cash. The last jackpot win happened in the Jan. 31 drawing when one ticket in Massachusetts took home the $31 million jackpot. That win was the fourth…
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Friday Mega Millions jackpot increases to $414 million
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STATE: Iredell County man ‘ecstatic’ over $214,420 jackpot win

RALEIGH - Joshua Roten of Statesville said his girlfriend could see the shock on his face after a Fast Play ticket revealed a $214420 jackpot. "She said I looked like I saw a ghost," Roten laughed. "I told her, 'I just hit the jackpot.' " Roten, a 31-year-old maintenance worker, bought his lucky $10 50X The Cash ticket Monday afternoon from Home…
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Iredell County Man ‘Ecstatic’ Over $214,420 Jackpot Win

STATESVILLE, NC (News Release) - Joshua Roten of Statesville said his girlfriend could see the shock on his face after a Fast Play ticket revealed a $214420 jackpot. "She said I looked like I saw a ghost," Roten laughed. "I told her, 'I just hit the jackpot.'" Roten, a 31-year-old maintenance worker, bought his lucky $10 50X The Cash ticket Monday…
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Iredell County Man ‘Ecstatic’ Over $214,420 Jackpot Win
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‘So excited’: North Carolina man wins $504,104 jackpot, plans to remodel home

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WGHP) - When Kim Cantu, of Greenville, won a $504104 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "The clerk just told me he couldn't cash the ticket in the store because it was too large to pay out," Cantu said. "I thought it was maybe $500." After leaving the store, Cantu went home and checked his numbers…
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‘So excited’: North Carolina man wins $504,104 jackpot, plans to remodel home
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You bet you'll pay taxes: Bingo & sport betting wins are income

Certain amounts require a W2G to be sent to you, but all winnings count as additional income. GREENSBORO, N.C. - Bingo, slots, sports betting. Whatever you played and won in 2022, the IRS wants to know about it when you file taxes in 2023. "Their winnings are income. It's pure and simple. You need to report that income on your 1040 or you will get…
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You bet you'll pay taxes: Bingo & sport betting wins are income
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Gaston County man wins $110,000 jackpot off $1 ticket

STANLEY, N.C. (WBTV) - Timothy Hollis of Stanley matched all five of his numbers to take home the $110000 jackpot win for the Feb. 6 Cash 5 drawing. Hollis bought his ticket for $1 from Circle K on N.C. 27 South in Stanley. He stopped by lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home…
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Gaston County man wins $110,000 jackpot off $1 ticket
The Stanly News And Press

REGIONAL: Cabarrus County man wins $100,000 Powerball prize

RALEIGH - Michael Kindley from Concord tried his luck on a $3 Powerball ticket and won a $100000 prize in the Jan. 14 drawing. Kindley bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play through the lottery's website. He matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50000. The prize doubled to $100000 when the 2X Power Play…
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CBS 17

Powerball jackpot 9th largest in history at $613 million

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - "Players really start to dream big when the Powerball jackpot hits the top 10," said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery on Monday. His words come as the Powerball jackpot rises to $613 million, which just crossed a milestone as the ninth largest in Powerball history. The amount will be up for…
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Powerball jackpot 9th largest in history at $613 million
FOX Carolina

Powerball jackpot breaks into top 10 list at $613 million

RALEIGH, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Powerball jackpot just crossed a major milestone as Monday's drawing offers a $613 million jackpot, the ninth largest in Powerball history. A winner on Monday could claim the jackpot as a $613 million annuity or $329 million in cash. The Lottery said the Powerball run has produced lots of other wins for players…
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Powerball jackpot breaks into top 10 list at $613 million
The Stanly News And Press

REGIONAL: Cabarrus County man ‘happily shocked’ after $182,073 jackpot win

RALEIGH - Cedric Bass of Kannapolis said he couldn't believe it when his $1 Cash 5 ticket produced a $182073 jackpot in Friday's drawing. "I was happily shocked," he said. Bass purchased his lucky ticket from the Han-Dee Hugo's on North Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis. He matched all five white balls in the drawing to win the jackpot. Another lucky…
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WXII 12

NC Mega Millions jackpot soars to $640 million

AFTER TAXES AND THE END OF 2022 COULD BE A VERY LUCKY MOMENT FOR ANOTHER TRIED RESIDENT. NO ONE HAS WON THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT YET. NEXT DRAWING IS FRIDAY AND IT'S WORTH ABOUT $640 MILLION. IF SOMEONE WINS THIS, THEY COULD WALK AWAY WITH PRIZE A $330 MILLION AT THE SAME TIME. NO ONE HAS WON LAST NIGHT'S POWERBALL DRAWING. THE CURRENT JACKPOT NOW…
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The Coastland Times

North Carolina man scores Cash 5 jackpot with numbers inspired by son, ‘totally shocked’ by win

The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported a lucky Cash 5 jackpot win by a Wilson County man. Joseph Gardner Jr., of Wilson, uses inspiration from his son to pick his lucky numbers - and it paid off when a $1 Cash 5 ticket delivered a $120000 jackpot. "I've been playing a combination of my son's birthday and the sports jersey numbers he used…
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North Carolina man scores Cash 5 jackpot with numbers inspired by son, ‘totally shocked’ by win
Fox 8

North Carolina man wins $120,000 lottery jackpot with numbers inspired by son

WILSON, N.C. (WGHP) - Joseph Gardner Jr., of Wilson, who uses inspiration from his son to pick his numbers, won a $120000 jackpot after buying a $1 ticket, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. "I've been playing a combination of my son's birthday and the sports jersey numbers he used to wear," Gardner said. Gardner, 60, matched all…
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North Carolina man wins $120,000 lottery jackpot with numbers inspired by son
Fox 8

Charlotte man wins $100,000 jackpot after buying $1 lottery ticket

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WGHP) - Eric Stajos, of Charlotte, bought a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $110000 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Stajos bought his winning Quick Pick ticket using Online Play on the lottery's website. He matched all five white balls in the drawing to win the jackpot on Dec. 9. Stajos arrived at lottery…
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Charlotte man wins $100,000 jackpot after buying $1 lottery ticket
FOX Carolina

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $379 mil

RALEIGH, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Mega Millions jackpot continues to climb as it stand at $379 million for Friday night's drawing. The winner will have a choice of taking home the $379 million as an annuity or $202.6 million in cash. "What a tremendous moment that would be to win a jackpot like that," said Mark Michalko, executive director of the…
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Mega Millions jackpot reaches $379 mil
Fox 8

NC woman wins $591,449 jackpot on Thanksgiving

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WGHP) - Rosa Pittman, of Rocky Mount, bought a $10 Fast Play ticket on Thanksgiving Day and won a $591449 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Pittman bought her winning Big Bucks Bingo ticket at the 301 Convenient Mart on North Wesleyan Boulevard in Rocky Mount. She arrived at lottery headquarters Monday…
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NC woman wins $591,449 jackpot on Thanksgiving
Fox 8

NC woman wins $310,492 jackpot after buying $1 ticket

MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (WGHP) - Deborah Pietrucha, of Mount Holly, bought a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a $310492 jackpot, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Pietrucha bought her winning ticket for the Oct. 29 drawing using Online Play on the lottery's website. She arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to collect her prize. After required…
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NC woman wins $310,492 jackpot after buying $1 ticket
Yes Weekly

Greensboro woman wins $131,379 jackpot in new Fast Play game

RALEIGH - Keshia Borland of Greensboro tried her luck on a $5 Fast Play ticket and won a $131379 jackpot. Borland became the first jackpot winner in the new DOUBLE W!N Fast Play game, which debuted on Sunday. Borland bought the lucky ticket on Wednesday at the Food Lion on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro. She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery…
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The Coastland Times

Feeling lucky? Combined jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions top $700 million

The North Carolina Education Lottery has reported that Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots currently total over $700 million. The Mega Millions jackpot has a slight lead over Powerball. The Monday, October 3 Powerball jackpot stands at a $336 million annuity that is worth $176.7 million in cash while the Tuesday, October 4 Mega Millions jackpot…
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Feeling lucky? Combined jackpots for Powerball and Mega Millions top $700 million
WXII 12

Forsyth County woman bought $3 lottery ticket and won $100,000

A Winston-Salem woman took a chance at the $3 Powerball ticket and won a $100000 prize.Whitney Pakalka bought her lucky ticket using Online Play on the lottery's website. Her combination matched the numbers on four white balls and the Powerwall to win $50000 in the Aug. 15 drawing.The prize doubled to $100000 when the 2X Power Play multiplier…
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Greenboro Local News

Winston-Salem man wins Cash 5 prize

Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Tuesday's jackpot is $146000. RALEIGH, N.C. - Rolf Ozamiz took a chance on a $1 Cash 5 ticket and collected $322865 jackpot in the March 3 drawing, according to the NC Education Lottery. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize before it expires. Ozamiz claimed his ticket's expiration…
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Winston-Salem man wins Cash 5 prize
The Robesonian

Maxton woman can buy ‘dream home’ after $756,362 jackpot

MAXTON - Linda McCain said she started hollering after her $1 Cash 5 ticket turned into a $756362 jackpot win. "I can finally get my dream home," said McCain, who is from Maxton. "Now I can have something I can call my own." McCain, 54, said she first checked the numbers late at night after the Aug. 18 drawing but she didn't believe her eyes so she…
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Maxton woman can buy ‘dream home’ after $756,362 jackpot
Greenboro Local News

Two NC residents win major prizes from Monday Powerball drawings

Two NC residents won major prizes in Monday's drawings. RALEIGH, N.C. - A Clay County resident bought a Powerball ticket from a grocery store for Monday's drawing and won a $1 million prize, the largest prize won nationally in the drawing. The lucky winner bought the ticket at the Ingles on U.S. 64 East in Hayesville. The odds of matching numbers…
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Two NC residents win major prizes from Monday Powerball drawings
The Stanly News And Press

REGIONAL: Mecklenburg County woman wins $1 million playing Mega Millions

RALEIGH - Marjorie Robert of Huntersville tried her luck in the July 29 Mega Millions drawing and won a $1 million prize. Robert bought her lucky $2 Mega Millions ticket from the Shop N Save on Mecklenburg Highway in Mooresville. She matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 12.6…
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REGIONAL: Mecklenburg County woman wins $1 million playing Mega Millions
ABC 11

$1 million and 3 other big prizes won in NC in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Four lucky winners in NC won big prizes ranging from $10000 to $1 million in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. The $1 million winner, one of four nationally, purchased the ticket at the Lake Wylie Mini Mart on Union Road in Gastonia. The lucky ticket purchased matched all five white balls in the drawing. Two tickets won…
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$1 million and 3 other big prizes won in NC in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing
Fox 8

NC woman wins $659,989 jackpot after buying $1 ticket

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (WGHP) - Pamela Halsten from Lincolnton bought a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won the $659989 jackpot in the Easter Sunday drawing, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Halsten bought her winning Quick Pick ticket from the Ingles Market on East Main Street in Lincolnton. She arrived at the lottery headquarters Tuesday to…
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NC woman wins $659,989 jackpot after buying $1 ticket
WMBF News

Mega Millions jackpot soars to highest number since early 2021

GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The NC Education Lottery said the Mega Million jackpot now stands at $440 million ahead of Tuesday night's drawing. Officials said the $440 million prize is the largest jackpot since a group in Pennsylvania won $516 millionv$516 million on May 21, 2021. "It has been quite a while since we saw a Mega Millions…
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Mega Millions jackpot soars to highest number since early 2021
WKML 95.7

Fayetteville Woman Wins $200,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket

A Fayetteville woman is celebrating today, after winning $200000 on a North Carolina Education Lottery scratch-off ticket. Ruby Murray won the prize on a $5 Carolina Jackpot ticket she bought at the Shop N Save on Ramsey Street. Murray claimed her prize Tuesday, and after the federal and state tax withholdings, she went home with $142021. The prize…
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Fayetteville Woman Wins $200,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket
WKML 95.7

Could Someone in North Carolina Win $370 Mega Millions Jackpot?

The second half of the year is kicking off with the bang in North Carolina, as the Mega Millions jackpot has skyrocketed up to $370 million. And if a lucky player in the North Carolina Education Lottery were to win that jackpot Tuesday night, they'd have the choice of that $370 million as an annuity, or a measly $213.3 million in cash. "What a…
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Could Someone in North Carolina Win $370 Mega Millions Jackpot?
Fox 8

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) - The Mega Millions jackpot grew another $10 million this week, bringing its total size for Tuesday night's drawing to $370 million, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. A North Carolina winner of that jackpot would have the choice of taking the $370 million as an annuity or $213.3 million in cash. The Mega…
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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million
Fox 8

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $328 million, Powerball jackpot to $365 million

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) - Both Mega Millions and Powerball prizes have topped $300 million in this week's drawings, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $328 million annuity that is worth $186.3 million in cash. Powerball's jackpot climbed to $365 million, or $207.5 million cash, for…
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Mega Millions jackpot rises to $328 million, Powerball jackpot to $365 million
WWAYTV3

Weekend Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots add up to $647 million

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) - Both national jackpots, Mega Millions and Powerball, offer big prizes in weekend drawings that now total $647 million. North Carolinians can play Friday night for a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $312 million annuity, or $173.6 million in cash. On Saturday night, they can play for a Powerball jackpot valued as a $335…
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Weekend Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots add up to $647 million
Kiss 95.1

The Online Gambling Law Didn't Pass in NC and I'm Bummed

Did you know that North Carolina lawmakers voted against online gambling and gaming this week? The bill actually looked pretty good going in having passed the House of Representatives. I've been following this story for a while and am actually really bummed out about it. I'm not a die-hard gambler don't get me wrong. But it would be fun to my join…
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The Online Gambling Law Didn't Pass in NC and I'm Bummed
Insurance Newsnet

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $600 million combined

RALEIGH, N.C. (WGHP) -- Both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots have topped $600 million, according to an NC Education Lottery news release. Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $290 million annuity that is worth $162.3 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $312 million annuity that is worth $175.1 million in cash for…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $600 million combined
WCCB Charlotte

Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $600 Million Combined

RALEIGH, NC (News Release) - Both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots start off a summer season of fun by offering big jackpots that together top $600 million. Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $290 million annuity that is worth $162.3 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $312 million annuity that is worth $175.1 million in…
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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $600 Million Combined
WWAYTV3

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots race to $300 million. Which will win?

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) - Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are racing to see which of the life-changing prizes will cross the $300 million mark first. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $273 million annuity that is worth $151.7 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $279 million annuity that is worth $159.4 million in cash for…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots race to $300 million. Which will win?
WCCB Charlotte

Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Now Surpass Half A Billion Dollars

RALEIGH, NC (News Release) - Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are engaged in a back-and-forth contest to offer the largest jackpot for someone in North Carolina to win, totaling together more than half a billion dollars. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $247 million annuity that is worth $140.6 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot…
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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Now Surpass Half A Billion Dollars
WWAYTV3

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now surpass half a billion dollars

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) - Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are engaged in a back-and-forth contest to offer the largest jackpot for someone in North Carolina to win, totaling together more than half a billion dollars. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $247 million annuity that is worth $140.6 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now surpass half a billion dollars
WRAL

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than half a billion

Two big drawings this week could yield more than a half a billion dollars in winnings. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot stands at a $247 million annuity that is worth $140.6 million in cash. The Powerball jackpot stands at a $258 million annuity that is worth $147.4 million in cash for Wednesday's drawing. Both drawings air live on WRAL-TV before…
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than half a billion