Ruby Taylor, an elementary school cafeteria worker from Marshall in Madison County, had her name selected for the $25,000 top prize in the Lucke-Rewards Launch Drawing. Taylor, who said she was “shocked” when she learned of her win, plans to use the prize to pay bills and help give her family a nice Christmas.
Shannon Henry of Wadesboro and George Rickles of Waxhaw each won $3,000 prizes in the drawing. As of Wednesday morning, the third $3,000 winner has not come forward. Winner information can be found on the Lucke-Zone by clicking on the “Lucke-Rewards” tab and then clicking on “Winners” and “View” on the drawing in question.
The Lucke-Rewards program, which launched on Oct. 1, allows players of the N.C. Education Lottery to earn points with non-winning instant tickets to enter weekly and monthly drawings for cash and other prizes. Tickets for all of the current instant games are eligible for the program. To be eligible to get points and enter drawings, players must be signed up for the Lucke-Zone.
There are lots of prizes to be won in the Lucke-Rewards drawings, including the weekly “Winning Wednesday” drawing which features a $2,500 winner. The first Wednesday drawing was held on Nov. 7. As of Wednesday morning, the winner of the $2,500 prize has not stepped forward.
The next monthly drawing, called “$25,000 Fall into Cash,” gives entrants a chance to win a $25,000 prize on the Dec. 5 drawing. The entry deadline for the drawing is Nov. 30.
Remember, in order to enter drawings, you must first enter your non-winning instant tickets on the Lucke-Rewards site found here.