$500,000 Anniversary Cash final drawing announced!

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Many players have enjoyed big wins on the $500,000 Anniversary Cash game, but the question on everyone’s mind seems to be “When is the final second-chance drawing?”

Well wonder no more, Lucke-Zoners! The last second-chance drawing will occur on Tuesday, Oct. 18. All entries should be entered by Friday, Oct. 14. Remember, if you had any non-winning entries in any of the prior drawings, those entries are automatically applied to the final drawing.

As a reminder, the final second-chance drawing gives you a shot to win a $25,000 prize or one of five $5,000 prizes, 15 $500 prizes and 50 $50 prizes.

More than $21.7 million has already been claimed in the game, and there’s $5 million in prizes still available to be won including one more $500,000 instant prize.

If any of our readers have a good luck story to share about the $500,000 Anniversary Cash game, we’d love to hear it. Good luck out there, Zoners!


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On 11/01/2011 08:27, jesutton said

U'll b takin some other fools $ who doesn't win'I'm not the only 1 losin.Theres others.

On 11/01/2011 09:21, Lucke-Zone said

@ JESUTTON - Our lottery games work similarly to how they work in other states. The NCEL's practices have been audited many times, each time receiving clean reviews. If you enjoy playing lottery games then we are glad, but if you don't enjoy playing then we respect your decision not to play.

On 11/01/2011 08:56, jesutton said

I like 2 no how many big winning tickets r on a roll.I buy tickets everyday.I beleive the lottery knows were thr winning tickets r goin.That not fair 2 all the people spending loads of $ everyday and don't win.U should make our chances better.

On 10/22/2011 12:01, livelym61 said


On 10/17/2011 03:45, Lucke-Zone said

@ PAMELA - Well, first things first, we don't "put" winning tickets anywhere, that wouldn't be fair to everyone else! :-) That said, we've had a ton of Forsyth County winners. Instant winners from Walkertown have won prizes of $9,999 and $5,000. Walkertown has had some big luck with Powerball, too; wins of $10,000 (2006), $200,000 (2008), and $30,000 (2009) have gone to Walkertown players :-) In all, from 3/30/06-6/30/11, Forsyth players won more than $114.8 million in prizes; education program received more than $63.7 million in lottery funds.

On 10/16/2011 09:53, Pamela said

please put some top prize winning tickets in walkertown, nc, ya'll just throw us a bone every now and then for us to keep coming back!

On 10/10/2011 11:38, quanda2062001 said


On 9/19/2011 05:21, SnooPY53 said

Take your money and run,NCEL may foot To many teachers losing their jobs and I still have high school taxes on my vehicle. Our state is taking NCEL money and giving to people that have never worked a day in their life.EBT and gov checks going to sorry people and foreigners. Lottery free that's me

On 9/12/2011 04:05, lillian said

i hit the pick 3 last night i been playing that number for 2 months every day so it pays to stay with the same number that has happen twice you never know until you play

On 9/10/2011 01:16, hwahwa said


On 8/29/2011 02:18, Lucke-Zone said

@ AUBREY - We know a lot of players rely on the player hotline for information they need.

On 8/29/2011 10:39, aubrey said

on your poll option,you need to add as choice:those who call 1-877 number to get lotttery results believe it or not;not everyone has a home computer or internet service at home...

On 8/26/2011 04:03, Macmillion said

the lone 200,000 ticket is still in some warehouse and probably will not be put out until sometime next year. not enough people buying the ticket.

On 8/26/2011 12:41, Lucke-Zone said

@grandmaplays65 - Good news! Not only is there one $200,000 for life prize available, four more $50,000 a year for life prizes remain. We'd love to see a winner soon.

On 8/26/2011 12:07, grandmaplays65 said

I have a question about $200M For Life. See there is only one left. How many of the $50,000 For Life are left??? Can't continue to play w/o incentive. Alot for one ticket and no returns.

On 8/26/2011 09:02, brenwood said

I'd love to win - tithe, dinner out, help others, then wrap up any lingering odds&ends here at home - it'd be nice! I figd. if carp pond fishing or turkey shooting funds just puts money bk into more fish/turkeys, when I buy a ticket - win or loose - my money will go 'to something'--schools&roads(&pay peeps who run all this)! Well wishs to all and US!

On 8/26/2011 09:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ CHUCK - You don't have to live in NC. Any non-winning tickets purchased in NC are eligible to enter for second chance drawings through our website, whether you live in North Carolina, Virgina or somewhere else. We have had quite a few prize pack winners from out of state.

On 8/26/2011 06:36, chuck69 said

Do you have to live in NC for a chance at the drawing? I live in VA and I don't believe anyone but NC residents won prizes on the last drawing.

On 8/25/2011 11:54, sandy1944 said

It would be great to win, but I know it is all a gamble...still I can dream of the big win...think anyone who plays does that, it's fun to think of all you could do with all that money...dream, dream, dream.....?...

On 8/25/2011 09:45, Lucke-Zone said

@ DONNA - We always say, lottery games are games of chance, and while there's a fair chance to win, there's no guarantee of it. It is very important to play games with extra money you have set aside for entertainment, not as a way to try to solve a financial challenge you're up against.

On 8/25/2011 08:46, Coop said

I need a vacation. TIred! Tired! Tired!

On 8/25/2011 08:29, donna smith said

i would love to be a 5,000. dollar winner so i can catch up my mortage an stay in my home with my foster daughter .

On 8/25/2011 08:03, rbuchikos said

I'd love to win a good one.

On 8/25/2011 07:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ ELOIS - Which evening results are you referring to?

On 8/25/2011 07:42, Lucke-Zone said

@ OLDLADY - We always tell all lottery players that its very important to only buy tickets with money set aside for entertainment. You the person is a lot more important to us than you the player! Lottery games are games of chance, so there's no guarantee of winning.

On 8/25/2011 07:16, myrnak said

seems like a long time

On 8/25/2011 06:22, LINDA said


On 8/25/2011 05:03, oldlady said

i am about to go broke playing i take anything i get

On 8/25/2011 04:35, Elois said

I never get the day pick four included in the evening results.

On 8/25/2011 02:52, Lucke-Zone said

@ MIMI - Gaston County has had 9 instant winners of $5,000+ this year, including winners of $100,000, $200,000 and $1 million! And, get this: the $25,000 winner from last month's $500,000 Anniversary Cash second-chance drawing is from.. Gastonia!

On 8/25/2011 02:44, Lucke-Zone said

@ LATOSHA - Second-chance drawings are scheduled based on a lot of factors including sales + how everything fits into the overall game schedule

On 8/25/2011 02:15, mimi45 said

i just want some one to win big in gastonia hopefully it be me no won has won your anniversary tickets here yet in gastonia we need winners

On 8/25/2011 02:07, latosha said

why such a long wait?

On 8/25/2011 01:33, karen1557 said

we can use the 25000 or 5000 to buy us a car

On 8/25/2011 01:16, ronny said

I have a dream to

On 8/25/2011 12:12, carolyn209 said

I just want to win once, something, anything

On 8/25/2011 11:32, netty said

On Oct 18. I hope that it would be me to win or at least someone that i know.

On 8/25/2011 09:53, sabrinakb2 said

This would be a dream come true. To be a winner instead of looking at all the people that did`s great that you can dream :)

On 8/25/2011 09:19, tuffnuff1 said

Even a $50.00 Win would be Great,LOL..

On 8/25/2011 09:09, michael said

somebody is going to be very lucky on oct 18 get your tickets in (remember you have to be in it to win it)

On 8/25/2011 08:39, daponte7 said

Would loved to win, x-mas and the New Year would look good.

On 8/25/2011 08:31, amormelissa1982 said

Can't wait would love to take my husband and six kids on vacation.

On 8/25/2011 03:02, memaw62 said

I could really use the money - so many people I would love to help - I keep on trying !

On 8/25/2011 02:30, buckfever said

hope to win i only have about 400 shots at it.bought alot of these tickets.

On 8/24/2011 10:59, Candyman said

I would Love to Win something

On 8/24/2011 10:56, REG1 said

I would love to win one big prizzz

On 8/24/2011 10:14, Angelito said

for xmas he,he,he

On 8/24/2011 10:08, lottoball said

I don't buy as many because it appears the prizes have dried up.

On 8/24/2011 10:03, Debbie Anderson said

Hopefully I will win!

On 8/24/2011 09:51, bobby said

i need a vacation

On 8/24/2011 08:49, Macmillion said

oct 18th?...sales must be really slow.

On 8/24/2011 07:27, Paris said

I hope and pray I win something!!!

On 8/24/2011 05:46, Cindylou55 said

I would love to win $25,000.00.

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