Lottery awards $25.4 million in prizes this week

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Seven days of big payouts started Saturday afternoon when Pick 3 players saw the combination 7-7-7 and won more than $1.6 million. Just hours later, the combination 1-1-1-1 appeared in the evening Pick 4 drawing, resulting in a record-breaking payout for the game: $7.5 million.
The Powerball jackpot was a popular topic of discussion all week. Going back to June 27 when the run started, North Carolina players won more than $7.1 million chasing the jackpot, including four $1 million prizes. One of those $1 million winners, Gary Crispens of Durham, collected his winnings this week. “I’ve always been very lucky and I just knew it would happen eventually,” he said.
For Robert Smith of Laurinburg, it wasn’t a jumbo jackpot - but rather a Jumbo Bucks ticket - that led to a $750,000 prize. “I’ve hit $1,000 several times, but I never dreamed I’d hit this much,” he said. “It was a shock.” Besides being excited about the prospect of getting beach property, Smith said he planned to talk to a CPA immediately. “This is life-changing money right here,” he said. “I want to do this right.”
Winners of four Cash 5 jackpots came to lottery headquarters for their prize money. Willie and Candy Williams – a father and daughter from Goldsboro – won $548,585 in the June 6 drawing. Saudy Charles of Charlotte and Sam Hardy of Greenville each had a ticket that matched all five numbers in the Aug. 11 drawing to split the $227,470 jackpot, to win $113,737 each. David Underwood of Smithfield won $50,000 in the Aug. 12 drawing.
Five lucky Powerball tickets matched four white balls and the Powerball in recent drawings. Connie Hunt of Fairmont Power Played her way to $40,000 on the ticket she bought at the Sundo Kwik Shop on South Roberts Ave. in Lumberton. Prizes of $10,000 were awarded to: Richard Norris of Benson, David Parish of Raleigh, Gregory Viverette of Nashville, and a group of five players whose winning ticket was purchased at the Kangaroo Express on Tryon Road in Cary.
Six other players scratched their way to big prizes. They are:
  • Jose Chavez Alarcon of Morrisville, who won $50,000 playing Junior Big Ol’ Bucks
  • William Gosney of Charlotte, who won $20,000 playing Fire ‘N Dice
  • Kyle Jones of Swansboro, who won $20,000 playing 7-11-21
  • Timothy Lancaster of Pikeville, who won $10,000 playing 20X The Money
  • Kim Mosley of Winston-Salem, who won $10,000 playing Carolina Black
  • Maria Nunez De Martinez of Charlotte, who won $10,000 playing Diamond 7s
In all, players won more than $25.4 million in prizes since last Friday’s big winner wrap-up. We hope you all have a fun and safe weekend. See you next time here in the Lucke-Zone.


On 8/17/2012 10:58, YVONNE said

I can't wait for my time. I nam so happy for everyone. yvonne

On 8/19/2012 10:38, Player said


On 8/20/2012 07:29, faypatrick7 said

Feeling lucky!

On 8/20/2012 11:02, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER - Just visit our website and check out the Mega Millions and Powerball pages at - or, if you have questions, call the player hotline at 877-962-7529

On 8/21/2012 01:26, MissV said

I was in a store and saw tickets like 2,500 for life and other ones too. It was being advertised. When are they hitting stores?

On 8/23/2012 04:31, jamescaddi said

My time coming.Im feelin lucky.

On 8/24/2012 08:58, ladyluck said

How do I find out if the cash5 draw for $737,000 were quick picks

On 8/24/2012 12:12, Lucke-Zone said

@ LADYLUCK - When winners of $100,000 or more collect their prizes at lottery headquarters, we often ask them if they chose their own #'s or quick picked. The Cash 5 jackpot you're asking about was ultimately $764,146, and split by two tickets! Keep an eye out for the winners' stories on the NEWS page of our website

On 8/24/2012 12:13, Lucke-Zone said

@ MISSV - The new games - $5,000 a Week for Life, $2,500 a Week for Life, $1,000 a Week for Life, and $500 a Week for Life - will be in stores starting TUESDAY! We just posted a new blog about it :-)

On 3/21/2013 12:25, Player said

I know in my heart I will win in the lottery one day

On 6/23/2013 05:28, Player said

cash5 on rise get your tickets good luck to all

On 2/18/2014 01:20, Player said

this is my month to win the cash 5 with GODs help. I will give him his pay off my bills with the rest. so look for my name,dede

On 7/06/2015 09:27, Player said

Every one a winner.#

On 8/03/2015 01:26, Player said

My cousin won 1,000,000 dollars ...I am so HAPPY for him and his FAMILY ....

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