Cash 5 pays off big four times this week

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Carolina Cash 5 paid off in a big way to players in North Carolina this week.

Tracey Smith of Greensboro and Donald Hibbets of Elizabeth City split the $365,092 jackpot from the Sept. 29 drawing.

In the Thursday, Oct. 4 drawing, two tickets matched all five numbers and split the $220,610 jackpot. The tickets were sold at the Starmount Mart on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh and at the Bizzy Bee on North Main Street in High Point. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize.

Since Thursday, Sept. 27, Carolina Cash 5 players won more than $899,000

As for scratch-off tickets, Charles Wallace II of Wilmington plans to take his wife on a honeymoon with the $100,000 he won playing the Mega Bucks game.

Here's a look at the week's prize totals for North Carolina draw games:

Pick 3 players won more than $1.6 million in prizes.
Pick 4 players won  $637,000 including 23 top prizes of $5,000

Instant prizes totaling more than $11.5 million have been awarded this week. Here's a breakdown of some of the big winners:

- William Flemings of Kinston won $50,000 playing Junior Big Ol' Bucks
- Ethel Alexander of Hendersonville won $10,000 playing $5,000 a Week for Life!
- Daniel Bowen of Carolina Beach won $10,000 playing $2,500 a Week for Life!
- Sheldon Freeman of Concord won $10,000 playing $5,000 a Week for Life!
- Daniel Honeycutt of Zebulon won $10,000 playing 20X The Money
- Jeminishia Williams of Raleigh won $10,000 playing $2,500 a Week for Life!

In all, the Education Lottery awarded more than $15.1 million in prizes to players of lottery games.

Hope everyone is enjoying the Lucke Rewards program! Best of luck to all!


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On 11/08/2012 07:25, mowalljr said

The folks that think "their turn" is inevitable really do not understand how these games work. Each time you buy a new ticket you start all over with the same odds of winning each time. The chances do not reduce and make it a sure thing you are going to win eventually. One could play forever and never win a thing. There is only one sure thing about playing the lottery,,, You have NO chance of winning if you don't play! To get mad at the lottery for not winning and blame them is ridiculous, considering you are playing their game and it is all chance and luck. It is not an entitlement that one has to win at some point and you have to just wait your turn.

On 10/24/2012 09:34, Lucke-Zone said

@ 2290 - If you are able to successfully enter a ticket for Lucke Rewards points, you can be sure it is a non-winning ticket. If Lucke Rewards won't accept your ticket, then there is reason to believe you won a prize on that ticket!

On 10/22/2012 09:29, Lucke-Zone said

@ SHERRY - When you enter a non-winning Holiday Millions ticket, you automatically receive both Lucke Reward Points AND entry into the 2nd Chance Drawing for the chance to win $3 million! It is still up to you to choose how to use your Lucke Reward points, if you want to use 50 points to enter the Lucke Rewards Launch drawing, or keep them for future drawings :-)

On 10/19/2012 12:28, sherry said

Could you tell me that on the new $20 holiday millions ticket it has a second chance drawing for 3,000,000. Do we log this one in the same place as the other second chance drawings. I did this but not sure if it was the wrong place. tx Sherry

On 10/19/2012 06:25, najeesmama said


On 10/18/2012 01:51, essdeebee said

I like playing the $3 games but mainly after I scratch off the 12 digit entry number only and then have a retailer scan it for me and enter the last four digits of that entry number. If I enter the entry number in the ticket entry portion of this website is there any way it would not recognize the entry as a winner?

On 10/18/2012 12:05, baddcatt326 said

Can't win if you don't play.And i love to play.

On 10/14/2012 06:11, CCW said

Great! I can't wait to hit the cash 5. I have a few slips for the drawing. When are they gonna get rid of the $1 prize and make the 3 and 4 out of 5 bigger amounts? I would prefer this.

On 10/12/2012 10:57, Lucke-Zone said

@ 1ROCK2KING - We don't have an updated number for you yet. We will have new figures through June 30, 2012 within a few weeks!

On 10/12/2012 10:56, Lucke-Zone said

@ 5XCHAMPS - You can get ALL the details on all our games, including the odds, on the specific game pages on our website. You can visit the site or copy & paste this link:

On 10/10/2012 11:59, 1rock2king said

hey lucke-zone: can I get the total of all the winners from richmond county. It's been awhile since I have requested it. Thanks!

On 10/10/2012 11:39, 5XChamps said

Please post the odds of the new holiday cards that came out Tuesday. I like to look them over before I purchase them. Thanks so much.

On 10/10/2012 11:03, Lucke-Zone said

@ GOMOM46 - Wherever you play games of chance, it will always take a lot of luck to win a prize big or small. The lottery doesn't control what numbers are drawn, the drawings are 100% random.

On 10/09/2012 11:55, gorams15 said

Lost money again, just disappointed in NC Lottery, they play more twisted numbers than any other lottery I have seen. They just keep twisting old numbers around. Playing over 2 years now and have'nt won nothing big.You spend more than you will ever be paid back.

On 10/09/2012 05:22, Lucke-Zone said

@ VIVAIN - Carolina Gold tickets CAN be entered for Lucke Rewards points now. But the game is ending soon! So get them in ASAP :-)

On 10/09/2012 05:16, Lucke-Zone said

@ CREAMMOTORS - The liability limit for Pick 4 is $7.5 million, which was recently paid out to lucky winners. You can copy and paste this link to read more about it:

On 10/09/2012 01:42, Shelly Welly said

If it is meant to be "IT" will happen! Like my Daddy always said, "Shell, you can't win if you don’t play”! I miss getting lottery tickets for my Daddy. He never won the "Big One" but he sure enjoyed playing the lottery! He would get so excited when I brought him his tickets! ;-)))))

On 10/09/2012 09:28, cassandra said

congratulations to all that have won i am still patiently waiting for my time to come. Soon!!!!!

On 10/09/2012 08:06, AI4U said

The quad 4's have been blocked for the past two weeks. What is the maximum pay out on a set of numbers that the lottery will allow?

On 10/08/2012 09:07, OG Rick said

Not long now.

On 10/08/2012 08:40, Player said

Congratulations!! To all the lucky winners.. The Lord knows I need it and I will be blessed.

On 10/08/2012 07:31, baileyk said

Congrats to all the winners.I pray with God's help I will win. I not trying to get rich just happy...

On 10/08/2012 05:10, moemo said

I would love to win a big prize.been playing every day since the lottery started.have'nt won big yet.still waiting my turn.the biggest prize i won was 1000.00 on scracth off.i love mega bucks.i like seeing that word MEGA 5 TIMES. THANK YOU .

On 10/08/2012 04:42, Amiles said

People have to remember that the lottery odds are stacked against you, it is a money making machine....if you don't like losing don't play...but if you don't play, you will never win....

On 10/08/2012 11:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ DAK - The local TV and newspapers don't always cover winner stories. But on instant scratch-off games alone, more than a dozen Huntersville winners have claimed prizes of $5,000 or more, including two $70,000 prizes and a $200,000 prize. In 2008, a Huntersville Cash 5 player won a $194,000 jackpot. More than a dozen Huntersville Powerball players have won prizes of $10,000 or more, including a $200,000 win and a $1 million win. Two Mega Millions prizes of $10,000 have been awarded to players from Huntersville as well. You can copy and paste this URL to view some of the stories:

On 10/08/2012 10:59, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (WM) - All of the comments you see here in the Lucke-Zone are reviewed by a member of the communications team for vulgarity and to determine if the comment needs to be responded to. We do not censor for opinions. Please be patient! :-)

On 10/08/2012 10:52, Lucke-Zone said

@ JUDE11 - Please understand that you don't have to make accusations against the lottery in order to get our attention to respond to your comment or question. Its possible you were attempting to enter the wrong number, because many players have successfully entered their Bejeweled Bonus Code to play. Please call our player hotline at 877-962-7529 for more information.

On 10/07/2012 07:35, Player said

i just wrote on the comments' line and it didn't take. see that's crazy.

On 10/07/2012 07:06, Shlanda said

Congrats to all and I look to see my name up here soon

On 10/07/2012 07:04, THE1954BUNNY said


On 10/07/2012 07:01, Shlanda said

Congrats to all and i look to she my name up here one day soon

On 10/07/2012 10:36, KOOKIE said


On 10/07/2012 08:47, jude11 said


On 10/07/2012 01:08, Vivain said

Congrates to the winners and I hope to be one of you in a huge way!

On 10/07/2012 01:06, Vivain said

I have one more question about the Lucke Rewards program: I was look at eligible tickets and saw Carolina Gold. I used these tickets for the last second chance drawing- Can I use them for points? Please say "yes".

On 10/07/2012 12:56, tgame said

Congratulations to all the lucky winners!

On 10/06/2012 08:36, Player said

Yes congrats:)

On 10/06/2012 06:52, jsteve004 said


On 10/06/2012 05:48, DAK said

I dont think that anyone in Huntersville has ever one a big prize.

On 10/05/2012 11:44, donnie said

its my turn to win my turn is long over due

On 10/05/2012 09:32, Eloise Hockaday said

I pray that I will win one day so I can do something special for my husband and my three young mens

On 10/05/2012 07:41, pkeys said

Congrats to all the lucky winners. I am praying my financial blessing will be next.

On 10/05/2012 07:04, Player said

Congratulations!! I'm next in line to win big! :)

On 10/05/2012 05:55, kbo80 said

Congrats...waiting on my opportunity.

On 10/05/2012 03:33, Player said

Congrats to all the winners.

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