Charles Queen of Kings Mountain said it felt great to win $5,000 instantly playing the $4,000,000 Cash Blowout game. He bought his winning ticket at the Circle P Food Mart on Phifer Road in Kings Mountain.
Queen, a barber, collected his winnings at the lottery's Charlotte claim center. There, he said he planned to put his prize money in the bank.
As of Monday afternoon, one prize of $4 million and three prizes of $1 million remain to be claimed in the $4,000,000 Cash Blowout game. Thousands of prizes of $20 to $20,000 – like the one Queen won – are still in the game, too.