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Powerball, Cash 5 players win big chasing jackpots

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Though this weekend’s $338 million jackpot went to a ticket sold in New Jersey, North Carolina Powerball players certainly made their mark. Saturday’s drawing lead led to the following big winning tickets:

-    $1 million ticket sold at the Food Lion on Williamson Road in Mooresville.
-    $40,000 ticket sold at the Scotchman on Carolina Beach road in Wilmington.
-    $10,000 ticket sold at the Murphy USA on New Pointe Boulevard in Leland.
-    $10,000 ticket sold at the JB Express on Randleman Road in Greensboro.
-    $10,000 ticket sold at the Market Express on Weddington-Monroe Road in Matthews.

Overall, Saturday’s drawing paid out more than $1.5 million in prizes to more than 69,000 tickets.

Besides Powerball winners, there was more good luck Saturday night. Two Carolina Cash 5 tickets matched all five numbers and split the $50,000 jackpot. The tickets were sold at K G’s Quik Stop on U.S. 221 in Marion and at the Kangaroo Express on West Williams Street in Apex.

Another Cash 5 jackpot was won Friday night. The ticket, worth $114,957, was sold at the Handy Mart on West Corbett Avenue in Swanson.

Winner wrap up

Last week brought some big winners, and the biggest went to Danny and Stephanie Crase of Raleigh. They plan to use the $2 million prize they won playing Powerball to fund grandkids’ education. "I saw all those numbers staring me in the face," Danny Crase said. "It was an extreme surprise, to say the least.”

Benjamin Green of Star said he plans to take an island vacation with $1 million prize he won playing $4,000,000 Gold Bullion. “When I saw the ‘win’ symbol I thought I had won maybe forty dollars,” Green explained. “When I saw it was a big winner, I started screaming."

In the western part of the state, Bruce Annas of Granite Falls and Paul Herman of Hickory split the $200,000 top prize on their Power 7’s ticket.

Winning big on a lottery ticket can lead to a lot of emotions all at once. Charlynn Schultz of Winston-Salem described her $135,370 Cash 5 win as an out of body experience. "I didn’t know where I was for a minute," Schultz said. "It was just surreal, like a wave coming over me.”

Finally, the winner of the Lucke-Zone’s $25,000 Sweet Rewards drawing is Bruce Stuckey of Castle Hayne. “I was just in disbelief when I found out I’d won,” said Stuckey, who works for the Le Bleu water bottling company. He plans to use his winnings to make improvements on his home.

That just about wraps up our wrap-up. Have a safe and lucky week, everyone!

83 Comments

On 3/25/2013 04:21, skinnz10Player said

.Great story

On 3/25/2013 05:06, rainyjane said

FML

On 3/25/2013 05:34, Player said

cant wait until i become a big winner and bless the family and friends my day is coming soon and very soon

On 3/25/2013 06:34, Player said

ididn.t win this time mabe nixt time

On 3/25/2013 07:02, Player said

I sorry happy for everyone God Bless!

On 3/25/2013 08:07, Player said

HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ENTER NUMBERS

On 3/25/2013 08:40, lisa said

I feel it coming on. I will be a winner soon! God Bless ed all winners!

On 3/25/2013 09:05, Player said

Congats to all...I'm next...don't believe me just watch!

On 3/25/2013 09:23, Player said

happy for everyone who were winner maybe one day I can say the same thing.

On 3/25/2013 09:50, menglish said

You can't win ! If you don't play! I'll win soon, and be debt free, and finally stop paying rent and own my own home. And NO more living check to check, pay sometimes! extension the next......yea Real Soon....I feel it.....

On 3/25/2013 09:55, Player said

I'm sooooo happy for all the winners, still waiting for my break.It's on the way, I can feel it.

On 3/25/2013 10:23, Player said

I AM SO HAPPY FOR EVERYBODY THAT WON. IKNOW THAT MY DAY IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. I NEED TO HELP MY FAMILY AND HUNGRY AND SICK CHILDREN. GOD BLESS AND MAY YOU WINNER SPEND THE WINNINGS - WELL.

On 3/25/2013 10:43, Sh3nna said

God bless you on your big winnes hop I'll be bless soon!!!!!!!!!

On 3/25/2013 11:08, Player said

I hope I win one day

On 3/25/2013 11:55, default = Player said

THANK GOD FOR THOSE WHO HAD WON. PRAYING TO BE A WINNER SOME DAY IN CHARLOTTE, NC. THEN I WILL REALLY BELIEVED IN THE LOTTERY, THAT MY $2,022.00 HAD NOT GONE IN VINE IN THE LOTTERY. CAN NOT WAIT TO BE A WINNER!

On 3/25/2013 11:57, default = Player said

I am Happy for all the winner, still bless.

On 3/26/2013 01:26, Elewis said

I'm happy for all who win, especially off of instant tickets. I play quite a bit of those and my stacks of non-winners in my office could probably and shamefully feed the local homeless for quite some time. In all of my time playing the various games and lucke-zone, I cant recall ever seeing a single winner near or in Fayetteville. What's up with that? I played multiple locations so hard in fayetteville at one point just to see if I could be that winner for the area, to no avail though. Anyway, congrats to the big winners, I'm done venting lol, and pretty close to done playing. Might use non-winners as my office wallpaper next.

On 3/26/2013 08:32, turbo said

I see starting in April you will be having 5 differint monthly 2nd chance drawings called MONOPOLY. Is there new scratch offs comming out ? Or is solely just a new 2nd chance game ?

On 3/26/2013 09:00, turbo said

Never mind. I just heard the ad on the radio.

On 3/26/2013 09:24, Player said

GOD BLESS THE WINNERS OF THIS LAST DRAWING IF ITS MEANT TO BE HE WILL BLESS!

On 3/26/2013 09:55, lobo said

My day will coming I beleve i beleve. smile

On 3/26/2013 10:30, Lucke-Zone said

@ ELEWIS - Keep in mind that, unless you constantly monitor the NCEL website and local media, it's very easy to miss a story about a winner from your area. Fayetteville and the surrounding areas have had quite a few. You can copy & paste this link into your web browser for more details: http://bit.ly/15PKHKf

On 3/26/2013 10:36, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (RD) - Please call our technical customer service support number for assistance: 1-800-201-0108

On 3/26/2013 10:48, Player said

I agree with you ELEWIS I feel the same way!That's why I decided to try this.Maybe I will win something!

On 3/26/2013 01:52, major mom said

haven't had any luck winning but luck in living in this world. thankful for every morning. congrats to all the winners and winners to come.

On 3/26/2013 02:05, Player said

just send winng numbers

On 3/26/2013 03:37, reggie said

enjoy your financial blessings

On 3/26/2013 03:39, orangette said

I just like the others comment I HAD NO LUCK OF WINNING THE LOTTO AND INSTANT BUT MY DAY IS COMING AND WHEN IT DO I WILL HAVE A SMILE ON MY FACE

On 3/26/2013 04:01, Player said

I would love to win something,but CONGRATS to all winners.

On 3/26/2013 04:20, Player said

I agree with orangette, I ve played an never won another..

On 3/26/2013 04:42, Reggie A said

Im not the luckiest player but there,s always a first time.

On 3/26/2013 06:26, sandy said

Don't give up to all who have not won yet. Hang in there it will happen for you and me. You never know how many times the winners had to go without winnings before they won and had there chance to be a winner.

On 3/26/2013 06:58, luckless said

Well, I see my questions about the sale of "Holiday Millions" have vanished. If a ticket has no more top prizes, the sales should be stopped, or at least a sign in front of it at the retailers with this info. Not everyone has a computer, or enters losing tickets. Misleading the public, pure and simple. Glad I live close to S.C....

On 3/26/2013 07:23, Player said

cac said your day will come,trust me!wsnc.

On 3/26/2013 08:02, starvo said

We wish you would pull back the time showing on Cash 5 at 10pm instead of 11:22pm. Could this be done??

On 3/26/2013 08:41, Player said

great you won. now don't be selfish,pass it on.

On 3/26/2013 10:08, Player said

God is in the blessing business and that mean my day is coming in the name of Jesus???????

On 3/26/2013 10:46, Lucke-Zone said

@ LUCKLESS - You're mistaken about your posts "vanishing" - you can copy and paste this link into your browser to see the blog entry where we responded to your questions/accusations: http://bit.ly/WUWoic ... The Holiday Millions game has many prizes left, including the chance to win the largest second-chance prize in state history. We encourage players to read how to play brochures, visit our website, or call our player hotline to learn more about games they want to play.

On 3/26/2013 10:48, Lucke-Zone said

@ STARVO - We appreciate you taking time to make this request/suggestion, but it's highly unlikely that the time of the evening drawings will ever change because our official draw station, WRAL, conducts the drawings as part of the 11pm news broadcast. Thanks for playing and good luck in the next Cash 5 drawing!

On 3/27/2013 01:48, Sandon said

when do you think well get machines so that we can check our own tickets like virgina

On 3/27/2013 03:10, Player said

Never played lottery that much. But multiple times this week I have pick 2 or 3 of the numbers from Cash 5. That's a start that could lead to the big money. With that being said, it is true if you don't play you will never win. I have a good feeling about this. I am just upset some of the cashiers retain the Cash 5. Entry ticket.

On 3/27/2013 04:10, Player said

Congratulations to all the winners!!!!!!!My day is coming...can't wait, G of is good, and all the time God is good!!!!!

On 3/27/2013 07:54, Player said

Its funny cause i didnt even know the drawing was taking place i thought it would be sometime today and then people here where im from never win people always win elsewhere thats crazy i think im done with this lottery crap all me and my lady do is donate for somebody else to win its old now.

On 3/27/2013 10:22, thedude said

we need some winners in charlotte,

On 3/27/2013 10:27, Player said

when are they going to post the winner for the wednesday draw? I fell that I myself is a big winner. And congulation to all of the winners!

On 3/27/2013 11:14, turbo said

Pleaze start a blog on the monopoly 2nd chance drawing. I bought a few of each today. I entered the loozers just to get into the super drawing. Very ez and self explanitory ! I will comment further when you start a new blog on this topic.

On 3/27/2013 12:49, ezyrider said

I THOUGHT YOU HAD TO BE A CITIZEN TO COLLECT ON THE WINNINGS OF A LOTTERY??? I AM WONDERING..

On 3/27/2013 02:06, bkearney220 said

Question?What state draws for the power ball and Mega Million?Also,out of the $338 million the winner in New Jersey won,how much of the entire amount will got to taxes before he/she gets their cut and will they still pay more taxes after they get what is left after the initial taxes.From what I am hearing about the tax changes that took place in January lottery winners will be collecting very little now.

On 3/27/2013 03:52, Player said

Hopefully i win soon for my baby boy gio so he will have what he needs if I do I can only hope on day I'm Lucky

On 3/27/2013 04:17, Cowboys said

Folks, just a note to mention that I am registered member on a national lottery message board site and I can tell you this much….the NCEL is doing a good job and is one of the better Lottery anywhere. If you could read the comments from these folks about other states and their games they offer, you would realize we are all fortunate that our state lottery is so well run. I think it is as fair as any lottery in the World. I hear many people from other states comment on how well NC does with their lottery. I mention this for all the players that get down on their luck. Things could be a lot worse than we have it. Thanks NCEL!

On 3/27/2013 04:39, KELLS said

I AM GOING TO WIN BIG VERY SOON !

On 3/27/2013 04:42, Player said

Congrats to all the winners cause I gonna win the next time!!!!...Yooohooo!!!

On 3/27/2013 05:01, Player said

Can Lucke-Zone advise if they post the full numbers of entries in the drawings on the non-winning tickets? It would be nice to see if there are 2 million entries, or 200 entries to see what the odds may be - realizing they change with every entry, but it would be nice to see it posted somewhere or a link. thanks,

On 3/27/2013 05:50, Player said

this is the second time i've a comment-no response to the first. typical, maybe if i was from the WESTERN part of the state, someone would answer my questions. like someone else said-i'm pretty much done with this lottery crap. HMMM-could the lottery be rigged for certain parts of the state??????

On 3/27/2013 07:34, Ramona said

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS BUT I DO HAVE A QUICK QUESTION. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOUR MONOPOLY ENTRIES. WHEN YOU ENTER THE TICKET # IT TELLS YOU THAT YOU HAVE AN ENTRY BUT I DO NOT SEE WHERE IT IS COLLECTING THE TOTALS.

On 3/27/2013 08:17, tony said

Just like to say to the discouraged! Hold on and be encouraged. Your season will come, if you trust and believe the one who controls all wealth....If only we where able to show the money that has been spend on ticket purchases. I am not giving up, because I believe God!!! God Bless them who have WON!!!

On 3/27/2013 09:28, Player said

EVERYONE IS ALWAYS TALKING BOUT NOT SEEING THEIR CITY WIN WELL HONESTLY I NEVER SEE MY CITY WIN UP HERE OR LOTTERY BUT I WILL GLADLY CHANGE THAT SITUATION WITH A BIG WIN ELIZABETH CITY IMA GET IT...IM FEELING A CHANGE

On 3/28/2013 12:30, Purple 7c said

I didn't win. Im so depressed.. :(

On 3/28/2013 07:29, Cheryl said

Congrats to all the winners. I can only hope to join the list of winners to Also help my family and friends and family church. Well if I don't win I will continue to help people anyway with the little I have. Good luck to all.

On 3/28/2013 11:25, TJ said

Congrats to all the winners i can only imagine how it would feel to hit the lotto God bless everyone & good luck to all the lotto players out there. *Love Peace Happiness*

On 3/28/2013 12:47, 1rock2king said

congrats to all the winners! hope it won't be long before my name will be in that line up! I play the cash5 everyday. Play PB,MM every week tue,wed,fri,sat. I win more on the scratch off's than I do the other games.Think I will focus on playing just scratch off's instead of the other games.

On 3/28/2013 01:31, mccalltopdog said

looking forward to my big day like all other winners

On 3/28/2013 01:34, Dean said

We need winners in Mouth Holly. I hope i am one of them cause i am disable. Could use money for drs. bills.

On 3/28/2013 02:21, mimi45 said

iam so happy for the family who won in nj they deserve it he will never have too walk again they look so happy just think if you had too walk too work all those years and now you can buy any car and old no man nothing but too love them all some enjoy family in nj

On 3/29/2013 09:40, Player said

I am happy for all of the winners. It is a game of luck and opportunity. People were telling me that the lottery is rigged. I say the lottery was illegal and people played and they won. Now it is legal and a lot of people are playing because they want to win. Even if it were possible for someone to manipulate the numbers they can't manipulate all of them. In other words somebody is going to win regardless. So people you can't win if you don't play. Again, I am happy for all of the winners.

On 3/30/2013 11:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (BG) - Please keep in mind that we don't censor comments, even when they're critical or accusatory. If you look back through all these blog entries dating back for the last couple years, you will see every variation on your comment. Players from the east, west, north, south, big cities, and small towns have all made Lucke-Zone comments saying that its every other type of place that wins the lottery. Well, the truth is, no player has a better or worse chance of winning a lottery prize no matter where you live - it's all a matter of luck. If you'd rather not play the lottery, we respect your choice, and wish you the best.

On 3/30/2013 11:13, Lucke-Zone said

@ COWBOYS - Thanks for the kind words, we understand why folks have comments and questions, and that there are things we can do better, but we do the best we can to listen, respond, and improve. Best of luck to you and all our players!

On 3/30/2013 11:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ BKEARNEY220 - Powerball drawings are held in Florida, Mega Millions drawings are held in Georgia. As far as the $338 million Powerball jackpot won in New Jersey, that is the annuity value of the prize. If paid out over 29 years, each annual payment would be taxed at New Jersey's state tax rate, and the federal rate. The one-time lump sum option is about $221 million, which is subject to state and federal taxes. According to news reports, the after-tax value of the lump sum is $152 million.

On 3/30/2013 11:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (GQ) - Winners in Lucke-Rewards drawings are posted as quickly as possible. A winner cannot be announced until he or she responds to the lottery's notification requests, and the claim process is completed. For prizes of $600 and above, that process has to be completed in person at one of the lottery's regional claim centers. Good luck!

On 3/30/2013 11:30, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (DJ) - It's important when you're playing Cash 5 and are eligible for a Bonus Bucks entry slip, to notify the cashier that you are expecting to receive one with your purchase. If you have any issues with that, please call our customer service hotline to give us those details.

On 3/30/2013 11:32, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDON - There is not a timetable for self-service scanners, but it is something we hope to introduce here in North Carolina at some point in the future. Stay tuned!

On 3/31/2013 09:10, josephine said

MY BLESSINGS IS ON THE WAY!

On 3/31/2013 08:17, Player said

Good luck to all lottery players this week!!!!!!

On 3/31/2013 10:34, TamCharm said

I so want to win on Winning Wednesdays! I am in and want to win. It's soooo much fun dreaming about winning...I want to make some of my dreams come true.

On 4/01/2013 03:04, Lucke-Zone said

@ RAMONA - When you enter a total of four non-winning MONOPOLY tickets (one for each of the four versions of the game) you automatically receive a "super entry" into the $1 million second-chance drawing. Each individual ticket is also good for one entry into the next monthly second-chance drawing for that game. Pretty cool, huh?! You can see how many MONOPOLY entries you have by clicking on the "DRAWINGS" page within the Lucke-Rewards area of the Lucke-Zone. Good luck!!!

On 4/01/2013 03:05, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (P) - Sorry, but the Lucke-Zone site isn't set up to display that information. We also can't respond to every question in time to provide accurate info, but after a drawing is held, if you ask, we will do our best to follow-up with the info.

On 4/01/2013 03:07, Lucke-Zone said

@ EZYRIDER - You don't have to be a U.S. citizen in order to buy a lottery ticket or claim a prize on one. For example, if you had a family member who is a citizen of another country, and he or she came to visit you here in North Carolina, and is over the age of 18! ... and happened to buy a Powerball ticket and win the jackpot, that person would be the lawful owner of the winning ticket and his or her citizenship would not disqualify them from claiming the prize :-)

On 4/01/2013 03:08, Lucke-Zone said

@ TURBO - That's a good idea. It has been a very busy time for the communications team here at the lottery but we will do our best to post a blog about MONOPOLY at some point :-)

On 4/03/2013 11:54, sweetk said

On the days that you draw for second chance drawings and Winning Wednesdays, what time of day (or night) do you actually draw?

On 4/04/2013 09:54, Lucke-Zone said

@ SWEETK - The time of day a Lucke-Rewards or second-chance drawing is held varies. The critical factor is having security and draw staff available to follow all the procedures.

On 4/20/2013 02:41, KELLS said

I AM A WINNER AMEN !

On 4/24/2013 03:27, LuckeMomma2013 said

Hoping to win soon! Soooo big!

On 5/13/2013 10:16, thomasina said

I still haven't won anything; but I am gonna keep trying until I do win. It's coming just not now! It's not in my time; but god"s timing!

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