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Deadline nears for third $50,000 ‘Bonus Bucks’ drawing

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Attention Carolina Cash 5 players: If you want an extra chance to win as much as $50,000 in the third Bonus Bucks drawing, the deadline is coming fast. Cash 5 Bonus Bucks entry slips issued before 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13 will be valid for the March 20 drawing. In all, five prizes will be awarded: Three $1,000 prizes, one $5,000 prize, and one $50,000 grand prize.

It’s easy to be eligible to win. To get any entry slip for a Bonus Bucks drawing, make a $5 Cash 5 purchase in one of the two following ways:

  • Select five sets of numbers for one drawing on a single ticket purchase
  • Choose one set of numbers for five drawings on a single ticket purchase

When you do this, an entry slip will be automatically generated (at no extra cost) along with your separate $5 Carolina Cash 5 ticket. Make sure to get your Cash 5 ticket and your entry slip at the time of purchase – and keep them both. After all, both could make you a winner!

Bonus Bucks entry slips issued after March 13 will be valid for the next drawing. Here is the schedule. Note that the entry deadline and drawing date have been changed for the fourth Bonus Bucks drawing:

  • Draw #3 - Entry Deadline: March 13, 2013 Drawing Date: March 20, 2013
  • Draw #4 - Entry Deadline: May 27, 2013 Drawing Date: June 3, 2013
  • Draw #5 - Entry Deadline: July 17, 2013 Drawing Date: July 24, 2013

To find out the five prize-winning numbers selected in the random drawing, check the Bonus Bucks page on the lottery’s website on March 20, or call the lottery’s customer service hotline at 877-962-7529. Prizes won in the Bonus Bucks drawings must be claimed at one of the lottery’s regional claim centers, or by mail. That means winners’ names will be announced only after that process is completed.

Make sure you’ve got your entries before midnight on Wednesday, and best of luck to all.

86 Comments

On 3/12/2013 11:41, The Pilot said

I am in it, to win it!

On 3/12/2013 12:35, turbo said

Make sure you buy in $5 increments. When the cash 5 was on record pace a friend bought a $20 ticket. He only got one bonus entry ticket. He did not know and the clerk failed to tell him. That has been metioned online many times. Not everyone is online though, so tell your friends and coworkers to play smart.

On 3/12/2013 03:36, Player said

I bought a 28 day ticket and only got 1 set of numbers but I don't think the clerks knew any thing about nine of it. bummer

On 3/12/2013 05:04, 1rock2king said

I was not going to do it, but I did! I have 10 tickets for this drawing. The last 10 I had was a no winner on any of them! Purchase a few out of town, so maybe my luck will change for this draw. Hope my CASH 5 and MEGA MILLION will bring me some lucky numbers on my tickets tonight! Good Luck everyone!!!!

On 3/12/2013 05:56, Player said

I like to retire some day sooooon, I'm 71 and still working full time to make ends meet. Tired

On 3/12/2013 06:21, Player said

others win, why can't I

On 3/12/2013 06:52, Vivain said

Will there be a roll over for others not claimed for the next month drawing or is it just listed unclaimed for Nov. forever? What happen to unclaimed bonus picks that expires?

On 3/12/2013 07:17, Player said

good deal

On 3/12/2013 08:12, Player said

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

On 3/12/2013 08:12, Player said

games on

On 3/12/2013 08:57, gun said

Only the strong survive.

On 3/12/2013 09:00, Player said

I'm in it for my wife

On 3/12/2013 09:54, Player said

Why can't I enter an entry into the $5.00 drawing if I have 80 points. It only takes 50 points to get an entry ???? it won't let me do it ???

On 3/12/2013 10:36, SexxyE said

I'm in it to win it also!

On 3/12/2013 10:40, Jackie said

Trying my best.

On 3/12/2013 10:46, Player said

Just like to win a few thousand to help pay bills and get a better van... that's all my family needs, not the whole jackpot...

On 3/12/2013 11:37, Player said

im in it for my kids an wife.

On 3/13/2013 12:10, Player said

A big win for me would be very nice

On 3/13/2013 12:17, Player said

It is a game of chance and luck.Gambling is about the House taking the lion share and giving crumbs/peanuts to players. It could be you and that is why folks play for PLAYERS ARE WINNERS;IF YOU DO NOT PLAY YOU DO NOT WIN!!

On 3/13/2013 03:11, Player said

cross your fingers!!! : )

On 3/13/2013 04:52, Player said

BE OF GOOD COURAGE AND THINK POSITIVE

On 3/13/2013 05:48, jeffjambone12 said

NC Lottery is the best

On 3/13/2013 07:02, Player said

I'm in it to win it! I need good lucke!

On 3/13/2013 08:13, lovely22 said

Good Luck Everyone

On 3/13/2013 08:14, Player B,ham said

It is my time to WIN an IAM in.

On 3/13/2013 08:40, Player said

Hope we all could be winners!

On 3/13/2013 09:19, mchavrz73 said

we all are in to win lol wow.

On 3/13/2013 09:40, chris28411 said

Don't know where to post this so here it goes. Since the guy whole stole the one million dollar lottery ticket pled guilty, why not give that million dollars out as another raffle or lucky rewards drawing or stick it in a batch of tickets that's still being printed or reordered. I don't think it was paid out to his girlfriend so it's basically a winner that was stolen, very different than one that has not been claimed or bought. If done as a drawing I would think that 10 numbers of $100,000 each would be a neat idea. Just thinking out loud. Thanks NC Lottery!

On 3/13/2013 10:21, 1rock2king said

Well, Mega Millions was won last night,in OHIO.I did win 2.00 dollars on my cash5 last night! Now going to play POWERBALL Tonight, with my picks and 1 quick pick. Hope to win it all, or at least 5 numbers correct! good luck all who plays!

On 3/13/2013 10:36, Napoleon said

How often can we enter?

On 3/13/2013 10:39, Player said

I hope its my time to win.

On 3/13/2013 10:44, Player said

I need to pay my wife's student loans!

On 3/13/2013 10:58, cash said

the power of blessing!!

On 3/13/2013 12:16, Connie said

I'm in it for me........

On 3/13/2013 12:35, Player said

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.

On 3/13/2013 12:50, Player said

Praying that I win, so that I can help my family.

On 3/13/2013 01:19, Lucke-Zone said

@ NAPOLEON - As often as you like! You just need to make a Cash 5 purchase in one of the two ways described in the blog to get an entry slip. Good luck!

On 3/13/2013 01:22, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (A) - Regarding the issue you're experiencing with drawing entry: Please call our technical customer service support at this number, they will be glad to assist you! 877-962-7529

On 3/13/2013 01:23, money said

time for a change first time winer first time winner holding my lucky tickets s

On 3/13/2013 01:26, Lucke-Zone said

@ VIVAIN - Unclaimed prize money is divided into two equal parts. Half of it goes back into the prize pool for players to have the chance to win in future games; the other half benefits education programs as directed by law.

On 3/13/2013 01:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JA) - Yes, it is important to divide up your Cash 5 purchases into units of $5 in order to get multiple Bonus Bucks entry slips; the system terminals can only issue one Bonus Bucks slip per transaction. Best of luck!

On 3/13/2013 01:39, turbo said

I keep it simple. I get a $5 ticket every 5 days. Make sure you tell them you want it for 5 draws (5 days) . If you just get a $5 ticket they will give you a ticket with 5 sets of numbers for that nights drawing. Which I do when the jackpt is really big!You MUST tell the clerk what you want.

On 3/13/2013 02:26, Lucke-Zone said

@ CHRIS28411 - Your suggestion is pretty much what is going to happen. The $1 million the lottery successfully recovered in that case will be ADDED to a future $10 scratch-off game as an extra $1 million prize players will have a chance to win!!! (So, for example, if the new game were to have six top prizes of $1 million built into it, it will have seven instead!)

On 3/13/2013 02:30, ptuttle26 said

I'm hoping a win from something soon! Good luck!

On 3/13/2013 02:50, bassfinatic said

I trying to win this money for my wife and family so we can have a good time this summer on a cruise to the Bahamas and Co Co Kay. Also , could use some more fishing equipment for my bassfishing career. Hope I win. I got my fingers crossed really tight.

On 3/13/2013 03:07, Sugarshack60 said

I think that with the lottery ticket that was stolen, the money should be put to good use in giving it either to the families who lost loved ones that got killed in the last school shooting, or to Mississippi to the families who are without homes or people who need help due to the tragic storm.

On 3/13/2013 03:33, turbo said

I hope the NCEL keeps the cash 5 to just once a day ! I know not everyone shares this view. I wish the pic3 & pic4 for were only once a day. Keep it simple NCEL. No green ball, no sum it up, only once a day drawings. Don't come out with another $20 scratch off TOO soon.

On 3/13/2013 03:39, turbo said

How many people out there want to skip the $1 payout for getting 2#s on the cash five ? How about paying more to the few folks that get 3 or 4 #s? Moderators, can you start a blog on this issue or do a survey again? :-)

On 3/13/2013 05:29, 1rock2king said

I was wandering what happen to that case. That's a good idea to put it in a new scratch off game with 7 top prize of a cool million.

On 3/13/2013 07:18, Player said

how do they contact you if you win?

On 3/13/2013 09:08, AL said

I have claim a win

On 3/13/2013 09:40, Player said

where do you submit your bonus buck numbersI need to knoe soon

On 3/13/2013 10:13, Player said

I'm it for my family too...Good luck everyone..

On 3/13/2013 11:51, josephine said

i need to win so i can buy a heating unit

On 3/14/2013 02:06, Player said

I spend a lot of money playing the lottery. I'm a scratch-off addict and I'm on the verge of calling the gambling hotline...lol. Good luck to all!

On 3/14/2013 03:21, Mspecan4 said

I play so much its got to be a Winning ticket here in north Raleigh where i live. I need a big Jackpot so i tell my boss to kiss What I twist.he is trying to fire me . Big jerk .!!!!

On 3/14/2013 07:05, Player said

I,m hoping to win so I can pay for my wifes operation. Keep your fingers crossed.

On 3/14/2013 07:20, Neteffa said

Good luck everyone it's been yrs since I won maybe this is my year!;)

On 3/14/2013 10:22, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (SS298) - It's always tough to tell online how serious folks are in their comments, but if you mean what you say, we sincerely encourage you to only play for entertainment in a moderate way. Playing too much can definitely get in the way of more important things. You can call this toll-free # to talk to someone if you'd like to talk to someone confidentially: 877-718-5543

On 3/14/2013 10:23, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (MD52) - You don't need to submit your Bonus Bucks number anywhere, just keep your entry slip(s) someplace safe, and then... after the drawing is held... visit our website where we'll have the winning entry #'s posted, and find out if you're a winner. Good luck!!!

On 3/14/2013 10:24, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (D46) - Bonus Bucks winners aren't contacted by the lottery, because we have no idea who receives the entry slips. See our response just above for how to find out if you're a winner after the drawing.

On 3/14/2013 10:26, Lucke-Zone said

@ TURBO - RE: Cash 5 prizes... although you've made this request in a very friendly and polite way, the straight-ahead answer is the lottery isn't considering making any changes to the Cash 5 prize structure at this time. We do appreciate the suggestion though.

On 3/14/2013 10:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ TURBO - Thanks for the other suggestions, we do the best we can to offer different options so that players with different preferences have games that they like.

On 3/15/2013 09:53, Player said

In It To Win It!!! would come in very handy , I could Save MY HOME and get my Diabetic supplies . hears wishing and praying ..... GO power ball .... Good LUCK EVERY ONE ......just once in my life ,,,

On 3/16/2013 05:21, pkeys said

I am praying that my time has come. It would be nice to have that financial windfall. I will share, take care of family and do what I am suppose to do. Promise (SMILING)

On 3/17/2013 10:25, Player said

I've been playing for a very long time I've spent thousands with no luck of sorts,but I guess I look at it this way don't know unless u play,just wish I was blessed for once I'd help so many people and pay it foward,but also do for myself as well.......good luck to everyone!!!!!!!

On 3/17/2013 10:46, Player said

in it hoping to win it.good luck to all players

On 3/17/2013 01:20, Player said

Who won the 3-13-13 drawing for the $2,500 Winning Wednesday Drawing?

On 3/18/2013 10:42, romeo666 said

I feel the drawings for all the second chance games are rigged.I have submitted at least a hundred in the 5 for 5 and nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!.I live in Roxboro and I searched the drawings and we are not even in the drawing for nothing,nothing ever!!!!!!!.i play a lot but i;m at the giving up point because I feel it's just another trap to get people to spend their money.Don't get me wrong I am responsible for my spending but I know when things are not right.I know a lot of people play here in ROxboro but never a name you will ever see in the drawings.forget it,I feel that is the best thing fo a lot of people to do!!!!!!!!!!! Keep your money you will be better off in the longrun!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 3/18/2013 11:43, Deep1 said

NC pick 3 and pick 4 leave a lot to be desired. I know they say there is no science to it, but Virginia is drawing the trips and quad every time I look around. A lot of players around the border go over to Virginia and play their number games.They say they win more from what I've been told. So if players are not winning, they will stop playing. Simple as that.

On 3/18/2013 01:04, Player said

Waiting for $2,500, 3/13/13 results

On 3/18/2013 04:02, Player said

since tomorrow is my birthday....winning would be nice :)

On 3/18/2013 04:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ DEEP1 - The odds of matching the winning numbers in a Pick 3 drawing are exactly 1 in 1000, and exactly 1 in 10,000 in a Pick 4 drawing... in any state, anywhere, any time. The laws of physics and randomness do not vary by state. If more players happen to win more or less prizes in North Carolina or another state in a particular drawing, its due to the fact that X number of players happened to be lucky enough to choose the winning numbers that were drawn at random and nothing else.

On 3/18/2013 04:37, Lucke-Zone said

@ ROMEO - You have to keep in mind that there are thousands of Lucke-Zone members from all across North Carolina entering drawings for a chance to win. With games of chance, you're never guaranteed to win - only a fair chance to win. Folks like you in Roxboro have the same chance as anybody else, no better and no worse, of winning playing lottery games. Lottery games are meant for your entertainment so best of luck if you choose to play; if not, we wish you the best with all things.

On 3/18/2013 08:09, Trania71 said

Its my time to win!!!!!!!!!

On 3/19/2013 11:29, Triesh said

Still no response as to who won the 3/13/2013 $2,500 lucke zone drawing. I'm really not sure as to why it takes so long to get this information if the drawing isn't rigged? If the Bonus Bucks numbers are listed, why can't the entry numbers that were selected be listed on the website. Everytime a player enters a drawing, and if they have set up their emails to receive the information, they would get an entry number. If a drawing is to be on a certain day, and the entry number is posted, it shouldn't matter about verification. I think the process needs to be better since the next drawing is 3/20/2013, and we haven't even learned the results of last weeks.

On 3/19/2013 02:03, 1rock2king said

well, done got me a bunch of scratch off's and a whole lot of draw tickets. Store Clerk said I can have them all out of the trash can in the store. Done enter my 30 tickets for today, going have to wait for tomorrow for the rest. I have enough of draw tickets to enter for the rest of the week. Let's see 30 entries a day until Friday. Have 779 points right now, probably will be close to a thousand points on Friday..Getting pretty fast typing in numbers and letters. Maybe my luck will change when I get to enter them points into Some drawings. Hope to win soon!!

On 3/19/2013 03:42, gorams15 said

No lucke in the drawings for me, I am going to have to cut back on that deal too. Pick 3 and 4 just will not pay me, open up my email and it was blank. I have to say of all the states lottery none seem to have so may repeats as NC does. I get the same quick pick 2 to 3 times a week. I hope lucke zone can understand the frustration of the NC lottery is for some of the investors who want to receive back what they put into it and not all that odds stuff.

On 3/19/2013 04:21, GrandMom said

Can you tell me who won the cash 5 on March 14th? I looked it up but it does not say who won it or where the winner lived or where the winner played the ticket. Today is the 19th and I thought that would be known by now.

On 3/19/2013 06:36, poo59bear said

I'm in to WIN IT! enjoy playing whenever I can. I like to think BIG, so the money is mine; no matter how much. I would like that Tundra Truck though.

On 3/19/2013 08:05, pkeys said

My horoscope said I was going to receive a BIG blessing. Lord I pray my time has come. I just want enough to take care of bills, do some home improvements, give some to much needed family and friends. Lord I am praying for this financial blessing :) Good luck to all.

On 3/20/2013 08:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ MAYBABY - The $236,451-winning Cash 5 jackpot ticket from the March 14 drawing was sold at the Pinebluff Mini Mart on North Walnut Street in Pinebluff, which is in Moore County. Often players come in soon after a drawing to claim prizes, but draw game winners have 180 days to claim, and sometimes folks don't even realize that they've won right away!

On 3/20/2013 08:53, Lucke-Zone said

@ GORAMS15 - We understand what you mean when you say that players are "investors" - but we don't recommend looking at games of chance as any type of investment. Whether you've never played the lottery, have played once before, or many times before, your odds of winning never get better or worse; it will always take a lot of luck to win a prize playing the lottery whether its a draw game, scratch-off game, or Lucke-Rewards drawing. The results of drawings are random, where a winning scratch-off ticket will show up is random. We wish you and all our players the best of luck!

On 3/20/2013 08:56, Lucke-Zone said

@ TRIESH - We understand why you and other players are eager to find out who won in a Lucke-Rewards drawing. What you have to understand is that winners do not always respond quickly to the lottery's notifications and, even if they do, the claims process still has to be completed before the lottery can announce who won. While we'd like to share the info as quickly as possible, speed is not as important as doing things according to the rules in a way that is fair to players who've entered for a chance to win. You should get used to the fact that it may take days or even weeks for the winner in a drawing to be announced.

On 3/24/2013 07:02, Player said

Good answer to question about why it takes so long to find out who won second-chance draw but its a little unfair because the weeks you wait to find out waiting before you enter the same one you done missed two weeks of drawings .can you even enter the next week draw when its still showing you in the draw for the week before its like you may be waisting tickets .

On 3/26/2013 10:50, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JH) - The fact that time passes before the lottery can make an announcement about who won in a lottery drawing does not affect the fairness of the drawing or the Lucke-Rewards program. It is still more chances to win at no extra cost to players. The status of a drawing that's already been held has no effect on whether or not you can choose to enter more drawings for more chances to win. We wish you and all our players/members the best of luck in the drawings.

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