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Interactive Map: Here’s where winning Mega Millions tickets have been sold in NC

The Mega Millions jackpot has reached $630 million. The largest win in North Carolina was at the Kangaroo Express in Greenville on Sept. 30, 2011. Since 2010, 40 winning Mega millions tickets have been sold in the Piedmont Triad. Greenvile's sole win was $56.5 million, while the other 39 wins add up to $57 million and only about $500,000 more.
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Interactive Map: Here’s where winning Mega Millions tickets have been sold in NC
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Fayetteville Woman Wins $200,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket

Ruby Murray won $200,000 on a Carolina Jackpot scratch-off ticket. She bought it at Shop N Save on Ramsey Street. The next Carolina jackpot second-chance drawing is scheduled for July 27. The lottery raises more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $22.6 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cumberland County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com.
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Fayetteville Woman Wins $200,000 on Scratch-Off Ticket

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

The Mega Millions jackpot in North Carolina has increased to $370 million. The winner would get either $213 million in cash or $368 million annuity. A Harnett County resident won $30,000 in Friday's drawing. The lottery raises more than $900 million a year for education in the state. It's available at any lottery retail location or online. For details on how the lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolin's 100 counties, visit the website.
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Could Someone in North Carolina Win $370 Mega Millions Jackpot?

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million

The Mega Millions jackpot grew another $10 million this week. The jackpots have been growing every drawing since April. A ticket sold in Tennessee won a $20 million jack pot in the April 15 drawing.
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Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $370 million
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Weekend Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots add up to $647 million

Weekend Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots add up to $647 million. North Carolinians can play for a Mega Million jackpot worth $312 million on Friday night and $335 million annuity on Saturday night. The two jack pots have climbed together for weeks. Someone won a $1 million Mega MegaMillions prize in the New Year's Eve drawing that remains unclaimed.
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Weekend Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots add up to $647 million

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $600 million combined

Tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is $290 million annuity worth $162.3 million in cash. Powerball jackpots are $312 million and $175 million for Wednesday's drawing. Someone won $50,000 in Monday's Power Ball drawing with a ticket bought in Cary.
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots top $600 million combined

Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $600 Million Combined

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are worth $600 million combined. The Mega MegaMillions jackpot is worth a $290 million annuity. Powerball jack pot is $312 million. Someone won $50,000 in Monday's drawing with a ticket from a Snack Shop on N.C 55 in Cary. The odds of winning the Power Ball are 1 in 292 million and the odds for winning Mega Million are 1.5 million to 1, but the lottery raises more than $900 million a year for education.
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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Top $600 Million Combined
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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Now Surpass Half A Billion Dollars

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are now more than half a billion dollars. Tuesday's Mega Mega Million jackpot is $247 million annuity worth $140.6 million in cash. The Powerball jack pot is a $258 million, worth $147.4 million for Wednesday's drawing. A $2 Power Ball ticket sold in Guilford County won $50,000 in Monday's Power ball drawing at Sheetz in Colfax.
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Powerball, Mega Millions Jackpots Now Surpass Half A Billion Dollars

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now surpass half a billion dollars

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are engaged in a back-and-forth contest to offer the largest jackpot for someone in North Carolina to win. Tuesday's Mega Millions jack pot is $247 million annuity that is worth $140.6 million in cash. Wednesday's Power Ballot is a $258 million jack Pot annuities worth $147.4 million. A $2 PowerBall ticket sold in Guilford County won $50,000 in Monday's drawing.
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots now surpass half a billion dollars

Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than half a billion

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are worth more than half a billion dollars each. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $247 million annuity that is worth $140.6 million in cash. Wednesday's Power Ball jack pot is a $258 million, worth $147.4 million. Both drawings air live on WRAL-TV before WRALS News at 11 p.m.
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than half a billion

REGIONAL: Cabarrus County woman wins $110,000 jackpot

Bonnie Summers of Concord won a $110,000 jackpot on a Cash 5 ticket. She collected her prize on Tuesday. Cash5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina. The jackpots for the games raise more than $900 million a year for education.
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REGIONAL: Cabarrus County woman wins $110,000 jackpot
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Over $200k seized in Salisbury arcade gambling operation investigation

Rowan County Sheriff's Office seized almost a quarter-million dollars from Duck Arcade Sweepstakes. Jindeng Dong, 41, was arrested on May 31, 2022. He was running Duck arcade under the guise of a legal arcade. The games allowed patrons to receive cash equal to credits earned and bet more than eight credits per play. Dong was charged with slot machine or device defined (misdemeanor), gambling (felony), operate/possess slot machines (Misdeneanor) and operating five or more gaming machines.
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Over $200k seized in Salisbury arcade gambling operation investigation

North Carolina man wins more than $133,000 on Fast Play lottery ticket: ‘This is really going to help us’

Barry King, 73, of Tarboro, North Carolina, won $133,510 on Fast Play lottery ticket. He bought the ticket at Food Lion on Western Boulevard in Tarborough. King and his girlfriend are happy about the win. They are going to use the money to pay some bills and buy a new car. The odds of winning a Fast play jackpot are 1 in 320,000. A $5 ticket receives 50 percent of the jackpots amount.
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North Carolina man wins more than $133,000 on Fast Play lottery ticket: ‘This is really going to help us’

Powerball celebrates 30th anniversary, game has raised $1.1B for NC education

Powerball game has been running since April 19th, 1992. The game is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week. North Carolina joined the Powerball in 2006. Since then, the game produced $2.76 billion in ticket sales in North Carolinians. It has also raised more than $1.1 billion for education programs in the state.
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Powerball celebrates 30th anniversary, game has raised $1.1B for NC education
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $268 million

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is now over a quarter of a billion dollars. The winner could take home the jackpots as an annuity paying out $268 million over 29 years and $171.1 million in cash.
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $268 million

Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $222 Million

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday's drawing is $200 million. The winner could take home the jack pot as an annuity over 29 years or take $140.5 million in cash. Power Ball tickets cost $2. Tickets are sold at lottery retail locations and online.
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Saturday’s Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $222 Million

Greensboro man wins $218,857 Fast Play jackpot

Jordan McCoy of Greensboro won a $218,857 Fast Play jackpot on Saturday. He claimed his prize Wednesday and took home $155,412. Fast play's rolling, progressive jackpots increases with every ticket sold until it is won. The odds of winning a Fastplay jack pot are 1 in 240,000.
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Pinehurst man wins $100,000 jackpot

Samphant Vanamathi won $71,011 on a $1 Cash 5 ticket. He bought it at Harris Teeter in Taylortown. Cash5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players can buy tickets online or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Tuesday's jackpot is $148,000.
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Union County Woman Sees Big Jackpot, Tries For It, Wins $263,465

Pamela Griffin won $263,465 on a Fast Play ticket. She bought the Big Bucks Bingo ticket from the Food Lion on Marshville Boulevard in Marshvile. Griffin wants to use some of her winnings to help pay for her daughter's college education. The lottery raises more than $900 million per year for education in Union County. For details on how $16.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in the county in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com.
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Union County Woman Sees Big Jackpot, Tries For It, Wins $263,465

Eastern Carolina residents win big in lottery

Two people in Eastern North Carolina won a $1 million and $50,000 on Wednesday's Powerball drawing. The jackpot has risen to $172 million as an annuity prize or $117.3 million cash for Saturday's drawing since no one won Wednesday.
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Eastern Carolina residents win big in lottery

REGIONAL: Charlotte woman takes home $444,351 Cash 5 jackpot

Beverley Stuart of Charlotte bought a $1 Cash 5 ticket and won a jackpot of $315,534. The ticket matched all five numbers in the Jan. 7 drawing. Wednesday's drawing offers a additional $100,000 jackpots. Cash5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players can buy tickets at a retail store or through Online Play.
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REGIONAL: Charlotte woman takes home $444,351 Cash 5 jackpot

NC veteran wins $4 million lottery prize using numbers from fortune cookie

NC veteran wins $4 million lottery prize using numbers from fortune cookie. Gabriel Fierro bought a Mega Millions ticket using Online Play. He won $1 million by matching all five white balls and $ 4 million when he hit the "4X Megaplier". It's the most significant win in the history of Online play in North Carolina.
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NC veteran wins $4 million lottery prize using numbers from fortune cookie

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots offer dream gifts for the holidays

$587 million jackpots are available for the Powerball and Mega Millions drawing on Friday, Christmas Eve. On Saturday, someone could win a $400 million prize as an annuity or $292 million cash. Monday's PowerBall drawing saw a Charlotte man win $2 million. The last Power Ball jackpot was won in October. Tickets from draw games raise more than $900 million a year for education in North Carolina.
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Saturday’s Powerball jackpot climbs to $635 million, 6th largest ever in game

The Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $635 million. It's the 6th largest in the history of the game and the 10th biggest in U.S. lottery history. Three tickets sold in North Carolina won $50,000 each. The odds of winning a PowerBall jack pot are 1 in 292 million, but it's worth playing. The lottery raises more than $900 million a year for education in N.C. and helps to make a difference in all 100 counties.
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Saturday’s Powerball jackpot climbs to $635 million, 6th largest ever in game

Friday’s Mega Millions Drawing Features A $325 Million Jackpot

The current $325 million jackpot is the largest Mega Millions jackpots ever won in North Carolina. The winner could take home the jack pot as an annuity over 29 years or take $224.1 million in cash. Tickets cost $2. Lottery sales raise more than $900 million a year for education in the state.
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Friday’s Mega Millions Drawing Features A $325 Million Jackpot

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots total more than $850 million

Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots for 2022 are now $863 million. On Tuesday, someone in North Carolina could win a $253 million Mega Millions jackpot as an annuity or $175 million cash. The Power Ball jack pot is $610 million as a jackpupil. A winner in N.C. could take the $600 million annuituity, or choose $434.2 million in cash, as the jackplots are growing.
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Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots total more than $850 million

New federal law affirms Catawba casino in North Carolina

New law affirms the operation of a casino in North Carolina by the Catawba Indian Nation. The Catwba Two Kings Casino will be built for $273 million. It is a setback for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which operates two casinos in far western North Carolin. The law clarifies that the tribe is subject to tribal gambling laws. A federal judge sided with the catwaba tribe last year. He ruled that they could build the casino. They hope it will help lower the tribal unemployment and poverty rates.
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total over $587 million this holiday weekend

The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots total $587 million for this holiday weekend. On Friday, Christmas Eve, someone could win a $187 million jackpot as an annuity or $134.3 million cash. Saturday's PowerBall drawing will be the first Christmas Day drawing in two years. A Charlotte man won $2 million in Monday's drawing. It's the eighth time a North Carolina player has won a Power Ball prize between $100,000 and $200,00 since October 4th.
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Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total over $587 million this holiday weekend

Kannapolis man wins big on $20 lottery ticket from South Cannon Boulevard store

Wesley Russell bought a $20 Fast Play ticket from the Speedway on South Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis. He won $388,878 and pocketed an additional $200,000. The baby he's expecting is due in January. He wants to buy a new house for his parents. His parents stood by him all his life. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $416,637.
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Kannapolis man wins big on $20 lottery ticket from South Cannon Boulevard store

Powerball Produces $291 Million Jackpot Just In Time For The Holidays

Powerball game offers $291 million jackpot for Wednesday night. The winner in North Carolina can take the jack pot as an annuity or $213 million in cash. Mega Millions jackpots are growing. Players in both games have won jack pots six times this year. The Mega Million jack Pot is $135 million or $98.5 million cash for Friday's drawing. Tickets from draw games raise more than $900 million a year for education in N.C.
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Powerball Produces $291 Million Jackpot Just In Time For The Holidays

Powerball and Mega Millions offer big weekend jackpots

Mega Millions and Powerball offer big weekend jackpots. Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is $112 million as an annuity or $81.5 million cash. Saturday's Power Ball offers a bigger jack pot of $278 million or $196.6 million. Both games offer prizes up to $2 million and up $5. million for winning. On Wednesday, two PowerBall tickets sold in North Carolina won $50,000. The games raise more than $900 million a year for education in the state.
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Powerball and Mega Millions offer big weekend jackpots

Powerball drawings for jackpot

The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $253 million as an annuity or $178.9 million cash. It's the fifth-largest jackpots in PowerBall history. The odds of winning a Power Ball are 1 in 292 million. The tickets are available at any lottery retail location or through online play on the lottery’s website and with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.
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‘Life-changing event’: Powerball hits quarter-billion dollars jackpot on Monday night

The Powerball jackpot is $253 million as an annuity or $178.9 million cash. The jackpots have been growing since the Oct. 4 drawing. There were 22,517 winning tickets in North Carolina. On Saturday, a $50,000 prize was won by someone from Charlotte. Mega Millions jack pot is now $100 million. Tuesday's drawing offers a jack Pot of $102 million annuities or $73.3 million in cash, as well.
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‘Life-changing event’: Powerball hits quarter-billion dollars jackpot on Monday night

REGIONAL: Rowan County DOT worker wins $332,830 Fast Play prize

Michael Miller of Salisbury won $332,830 Fast Play jackpot. He will use the money to help his family buy a new home. Fast play games raise more than $900 million a year for education in Rowan County. For details on how $7.4 million raised by the lottery made a difference in the county in 2020, visit www.nclottery.com. For more information on the impact of the Lottery visit the website.
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REGIONAL: Rowan County DOT worker wins $332,830 Fast Play prize

Haywood man wins $668,202 Cash 5 jackpot

Haywood man wins $668,202 Cash 5 jackpot. Quick Pick ticket was sold at Ingles Market on Tunnel Road in Asheville. The odds of winning a Cash5 jackpots are 1 in 962,598. Cash Five tickets cost $1 each.
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Haywood man wins $668,202 Cash 5 jackpot

Mecklenburg County Woman Instantly Wins $105,173 Fast Play Jackpot

Ciara Ghannam of Charlotte bought a Fast Play ticket on Oct. 20 and instantly won a $105,173 jackpot. She claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Fast play tickets raise more than $900 million per year for education. For details on how $60.5 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County in 2020, visit www.nclottery.com.
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Mecklenburg County Woman Instantly Wins $105,173 Fast Play Jackpot

Iredell County Man Wins An “Awesome” $263,948 Cash 5 Jackpot

Gregg Richardson of Mooresville bought a Quick Pick ticket and won a $263,948 Cash 5 jackpot. He will use the money to pay off his bills, find a new home and save for retirement. Cash5 is one of four lottery games in North Carolina. It raises more than $900 million per year for education.
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Iredell County Man Wins An “Awesome” $263,948 Cash 5 Jackpot

$490 Million Powerball Jackpot Ranks As 10th Largest In Game History

$490 million Powerball jackpot is the 10th largest in the history of the game. North Carolina has had five PowerBall jackpots wins so far. One person won a $2 million prize with a Power Play ticket and two others won $1 million. The odds of winning a jack pot are 1 in 292 million, but the lottery raises more than $900 million a year for education.
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$490 Million Powerball Jackpot Ranks As 10th Largest In Game History

Two Kings Casino is Adding 500 More Slot Machines

Two Kings Casino is adding 500 more slot machines to its temporary facility in Kings Mountain, N.C. This will cause some temporary service disruptions. The expansion is targeted for completion by the end of the year. The temporary casino serves as the initial stage of Two Kings' construction. It will soon be a $273 million casino and resort.
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Nash County couple splits $997,400 Cash 5 jackpot

Nash County couple split $997,400 Cash 5 jackpot. They will use the money to pay off their cars and pay for education. The odds of winning a Cash5 jack pot are 1 in 962,598. The next draw is Wednesday. Tickets cost $1. Cash Five is one of four lottery games in North Carolina. Players can buy tickets online or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.
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Nash County couple splits $997,400 Cash 5 jackpot

Mega Millions, Powerball offer half a billion dollars in jackpots this weekend

Mega Millions and Powerball offer jackpots of over $546 million this weekend. The jackpot for Mega Millions is $256 million as an annuity or $185.6 million in cash. On Saturday, players can take a chance at a $290 million PowerBall jack pot as annuituity, or $209.2 million cash prize. Both games raise more than $900 million per year for education in North Carolina.
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Mega Millions, Powerball offer half a billion dollars in jackpots this weekend

Gambling machines, $19,000 seized during NC arcade raid

Rowan County deputies raided Fishzilla Arcade in Salisbury on Thursday. The business is not operating as a legal arcade and the operators have made millions and have not been paying state or federal taxes. Drug trafficking, robbery, and illegal possession of guns are being investigated at the businesses.
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Gambling machines, $19,000 seized during NC arcade raid

NC man one of two winners of a $282,218 Cash 5 jackpot

Andrew Stock of Durham is one of two winners of a $282,218 Cash 5 jackpot. Stock bought his Quick Pick ticket for Thursday’s drawing at the Sheetz on Corporate Center Drive in Raleigh. The other winning ticket was bought at Food Lion on Sunset Road West in Charlotte.
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NC man one of two winners of a $282,218 Cash 5 jackpot

Deputies raid Rowan County arcade over gambling violations

Rowan County deputies raided a Salisbury arcade over gambling violations. The arcade had 85 slot machines violating state law. Deputies seized documents related to the gambling operation, monitors, CPU’s, television screens, office equipment, a money counter and almost $18,500 in cash.
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Deputies raid Rowan County arcade over gambling violations

North Carolinians turned to the lottery amid COVID-19 pandemic

NC Education Lottery raised record earnings of $936 million for education during the 2021 fiscal year. The record profits came from record ticket sales of $3.8 billion. Earnings for the education jumped by $206.6 million. Money raised helped build and repair schools and make college more affordable. It also helped support school systems with the costs of school workers and transportation. It funded NC Pre-K, a free academic prekindergarten program for at-risk 4-year-olds. They also funded scholarships and grants based on financial need.
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Mecklenburg County Woman Wins $100,000 Cash 5 Jackpot

Leigh Ham of Charlotte bought a Quick Pick ticket for the June 22 drawing and won a $100,000 jackpot. She claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters and took home $70,750. Cash 5 tickets are $1 and drawings are held every night. Tuesday's jackpots are up to $120,00.
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Mecklenburg County Woman Wins $100,000 Cash 5 Jackpot

Local woman wins Fast Play’s jackpot

Kirtiben Patel of Sylva won a $216,955 Fast Play jackpot on June 8. She bought a winning $10 Jackpot 7’s ticket at work. The odds of winning a Fast play jackpots are 1 in 240,000.
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Local woman wins Fast Play’s jackpot

Headed to the new N.C. casino? Here's what to know before gambling becomes a problem

Catawba Indian Nation opened the first phase of its planned $273 million Two Kings Casino Resort last week. It is a 500-slot machine facility in Kings Mountain, 35 miles west of Charlotte and two-hour drive from Greensboro. Gambling at tribal casinos had a $1.76 billion economic impact in North Carolina during pandemic-stricken 2020. An estimated 172,333 North Carolinians have a gambling problem.
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Temporary Catawba casino opens in North Carolina

Catawba Indian Nation opens temporary version of its proposed casino in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The modular facility contains 500 slot machines. It's a key step in creating the $273 million Catawbasi Two Kings Casino.
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Pitt County man wins $436,064 Cash 5 jackpot

Craig Hernandez of Greenville won a $436,064 Cash 5 jackpot. He bought his ticket at the Community Store on N.C. 102 East in Ayden. The jackpots for Cash5 draw games raise more than $725 million per year for education in North Carolina.
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Pitt County man wins $436,064 Cash 5 jackpot

NC woman becomes millionaire after buying the wrong lottery ticket

Elizabeth Johnson bought a Powerball ticket online last Wednesday. She missed the deadline but her ticket was good for Saturday's drawing. The $3 Power Play ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win the $1 million prize. Johnson plans to use her winnings on a house and a vacation. The current PowerBall jackpot stands at $268 million as an annuity or $184.2 million cash from Saturday’s drawing, but the odds of taking home that jack Pot are one in292 million.
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NC woman becomes millionaire after buying the wrong lottery ticket

Fayetteville man wins $106,310 in the N.C. Lottery

Luther Covington won $106,310 in the Fast Play jackpot game. He bought a $10 Carolina Pick 3 ticket from Circle B convenience store on North Reilly Road on Friday. Coventry claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He will pay his car off and pay a few bills and put the rest in savings.
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Fayetteville man wins $106,310 in the N.C. Lottery

Hickory man wins $120,695 in lottery

Timothy Vanstry of Hickory won $120,695 on a Fast Play ticket jackpot in the NC Education Lottery. He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. Fast play tickets raise more than $725 million per year for education in North Carolina. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolin’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery's website.
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Hickory man wins $120,695 in lottery

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery offers huge prize to end 2020

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery offers huge prize to end 2020. $350 million is available to win in both the Mega millions and Powerball games to start the New Year. The first chance to get the jackpot is on Tuesday's Mega Million drawing. On Wednesday's Power Ball drawing, the prize is $363 million annuity and $279 million cash. In the last month, three Mega MegaMillions tickets sold in North Carolina have won a $1 million prize.
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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery offers huge prize to end 2020

Judge agrees to speed up challenge against planned casino

Judge agrees to speed up challenge against planned casino. The Catawba Indians want to build the $273 million Two Kings Casino Resort in Kings Mountain. First phase of the casino could open by next fall with at least 1,300 slot machines. Eastern Band of Cherokees have operated their own casinos in western North Carolina since 1997.
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