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Draw game players win big over holiday weekend

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The historic Powerball jackpot is making headlines across North Carolina, throughout the country, and around the world. At $425 million, Powerball players have never had the chance to win a larger jackpot.

As the jackpot rolled into record territory Saturday night, North Carolina Powerball players won three big prizes. A $10,000-winning ticket was sold at the Harris Teeter on Raeford Road in Fayetteville. Tickets worth $40,000 each were sold at the Raceway on North Main Street in High Point and at the Pantry on West Dixon Boulevard in Shelby.

But if you play the lottery in North Carolina, the big Powerball jackpot wasn’t the only big news over the long holiday weekend.

It started Wednesday night when “Quad 3’s” came up in the Pick 4 drawing. That led to $6.6 million in total prizes, including top prizes of $5,000 for players with 848 winning tickets. Prizes of $2,500 were won by 945 tickets.

Two Carolina Cash 5 jackpots were won in consecutive drawings starting Thanksgiving night. The winning ticket for that drawing, worth $64,030, was sold at the Wilco on N.C. 89 East in Walnut Cove in Stokes County. The ticket that won the $50,000 jackpot in Friday’s drawing was sold at the Han-Dee Hugo on East Williams Road in Apex in Wake County.

Pick 3 players with winning tickets were guaranteed to get bonus cash Saturday night. Why? Because the Green Ball Bonus Draw was down to one ball – the green ball. The bonus cash payout means players with the winning combination 1-0-9 won a total of $301,709 in the drawing. Green Ball Bonus Draws continue through Dec. 1.

Best of luck matching and scratching this week! We’ll be watching the drawings with everyone, especially Wednesday night, to see if a North Carolina Powerball player makes history.

34 Comments

On 11/26/2012 06:31, pkeys said

Lord I pray it is me and several other luck winners. I don't want to win all just a enough to take care of my family and give some to charity. I will be more than willing to share :) Good luck to all that play.

On 11/26/2012 08:13, Judy said

I already have the winning ticket nobody else needs to buy any

On 11/27/2012 05:50, 109short said

Still waiting!!

On 11/27/2012 11:45, frankco said

Still trying and hoping for some kind of win.Spending a lot but some day will be my BIG DAY. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

On 11/27/2012 03:25, Player said

it's my turn

On 11/27/2012 03:39, thomas said

whats up with the 2500 drawing for wensday. not seen anything posted yet. thinks thomas

On 11/27/2012 03:43, pwalker said

I want to win big...Just Once...!!

On 11/27/2012 04:04, rb said

JUST EXCITED LIKE EVERBODY ELSE AND PROUD THAT WE HAVE NC LOTTERY

On 11/27/2012 04:27, X-ray dude. said

18 21 22 32 43 (25). And on Thursday I will be in Raliegh. Thanks.

On 11/27/2012 06:32, swiftthethird said

i would love to share that money with many needy families and charities.

On 11/27/2012 06:35, maria said

maybe it's wrong to want to be able to pay off my bills since I've not been able to find work, but it would help my husband who has to pay all the bills, I would share with those less bless than I am

On 11/27/2012 08:39, deb said

GOD I pray its me, my family and friends. We will all share its too much money for one person.

On 11/27/2012 10:31, Player said

I pray there are several winners and those who win share the wealth!! I know I will!!

On 11/27/2012 11:45, Mike said

Why haven't the lucke-reward prize board been updated lately?

On 11/28/2012 07:09, Player said

everyone should have the same prayer as pkeys and think about what you could do to help people that are really in need,, and not win for selfish reason, so best of luck to all partys...god bless free-will..

On 11/28/2012 08:33, penny said

i have dreamed about something like THIS ever since i was old enough to know what a lottery was before nc got it i am alway saying EVERYONE WANT IT ,AND EVERYONE NEEDS IT but in truth when it is won does this person DESERVE IT!!! BUT I WILL KEEP ON DREAMING AND IT KEEPS ME GOING CAUSE IF YOU DONT HAVE A dream as i do not much else

On 11/28/2012 09:12, Player said

I am just leaving it in the Lords hand, and if its meant to be, then it will be. Amen!!

On 11/28/2012 09:29, chrisdon said

There is no such thing as LUCK! when we are given wealth of any kind.... God is the force behind it! God gives us the power to get wealth....

On 11/28/2012 11:00, Player said

God please forgive me for the sin iam doing,but iam poor and i do not want to be poor so please do not punish me if i win the lottery,AMEN

On 11/28/2012 11:08, Player said

Give bac to unc hospital for saving my life.godbless everyone.

On 11/28/2012 12:15, Ida said

Good luck to all

On 11/28/2012 02:32, Player said

GOD Is GooD!!!!!

On 11/28/2012 03:41, Player said

amen!!! dont need it all just enough to take care of my family and give the rest away if i win im going to give half of what i win to the church and the good lord good luck to everyone

On 11/28/2012 04:14, Player said

I would love to win just one time. It would make me and many very happy. I would help alot of those who are working and just need alittle help, pay my ties and donate money to Hospital charities.

On 11/28/2012 04:40, gary52 said

IF I could win just once even a middle sizw win would be nice oh well iguess we all have wishful thinking don't hurt to dream

On 11/28/2012 04:51, tweety1968 said

I feel the same, just want enough to survive in this world!!!

On 11/28/2012 06:18, Player said

good luck to all that plays

On 11/28/2012 07:04, smassagee said

I wish we all could win but that is not going to happen. Therefore, I hope it is me!!!!!!!!!!!

On 11/28/2012 07:44, mamacatz said

It's so easy to win. Just think like the pros, and pick the winning team.

On 11/28/2012 09:14, Player said

Good luck everyone

On 11/29/2012 09:24, Player said

@Judy I will buy one just to make the pot bigger for you hun

On 11/29/2012 12:48, Player said

Need to win need the money. Have no car. Teacher jobs are hard to get. Waiting since 2008 for that type of job. Waiting for some luck.

On 11/30/2012 12:13, Lucke-Zone said

@ MIKE - The Thanksgiving Holiday extended the notification/claim process for the drawing held on Nov. 21.

On 11/30/2012 12:16, Lucke-Zone said

@ THOMAS - Please see our resposne to MIKE above.

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