Lottery winners pay it forward

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Recently, a group of 16 co-workers at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte won $10,000 playing Powerball. After celebrating their win, their thoughts turned to their friend and co-worker Sophia Tatsis.

Sophia is fighting a battle with pancreatic cancer and, as she is a part-time employee of the school, does not have health insurance (other than Medicare) to assist her in paying the medical bills.

The group decided to share their winnings with Sophia, and thanks to their help she was able to pay for her chemotherapy treatment in March.

But the good will didn’t stop there. After word spread around about the winners’ generosity, other people began to donate money to the cause.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer’s story found here.


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On 7/01/2013 11:45, Thoward46 said

God Bless You all, what a touching and wonderful deed you all did, im so glad we still have people in this world that cares for one another.

On 5/26/2013 09:39, Player said

Now that's (LOVE) in Action!!! Some are talkers and some are DOERS!

On 4/26/2013 08:19, Lucke-Zone said

@ ANITA - The NC Lottery has definitely taken a look at many possible game features including that one. If promotions or features come to new games, we'll let folks know here in the Lucke-Zone first! :-D

On 4/23/2013 06:27, Anita said

Have you considered playing pairs like they do in Virginia?

On 4/19/2013 03:05, freddie said

We need a winners in nash co, @27597 bad

On 4/18/2013 04:41, Lucke-Zone said

@ CRYSTAL - Please call our technical customer service helpline to explain the issue you are experiencing: 1-800-201-0108

On 4/18/2013 04:40, Lucke-Zone said

@ TRIESH - It's actually not taking any longer than it often does. Before a winner is posted/announced, that winner has to respond to the lottery's notification attempts AND complete the claim process. We act within 48 hours of the drawing to notify winners, but it often takes days for winners to respond and claim. We understand why folks want to know, we share the info as soon as its available! :-)

On 4/18/2013 11:50, Triesh said

What is taking so long for the $2500 weekly drawings to be posted and announced. The drawing for this week was suppose to be yesterday, and last weeks results still have not been posted. Can you please explain?

On 4/17/2013 07:32, Crystal said

I entered a Lucke-Rewards Entry Code from my mega millions ticket and it said that the code has been submitted by another player. Just curious, Has anyone else see this before? I know that I didn't enter the code.

On 4/17/2013 07:28, Crystal said

This is totally awesome! A blessing from God.

On 4/16/2013 09:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ EARL2212 - It might have been you or someone else who requested this. At this time, the Lucke-Zone isn't set up to do this. We passed along the suggestion to the development group. It's possible that this could be added in the future.

On 4/15/2013 07:38, earl2212 said

can the people get a read out each wk as to the number of entries in each lucky rewards games.PLEASE!!you can post it when you post the winners name.

On 4/15/2013 02:59, Lucke-Zone said

@ BLASTFROMPAST2 - The total number of entries for the Springtime Tech drawing so far is more than 36,461 entries.

On 4/14/2013 07:38, blastfrompast2 said

How many people have entered the springtime tech so far?

On 4/13/2013 04:56, Player said

God Bless You all. It is wonderful to know that there are truly nice and kind people in this world.

On 4/13/2013 02:54, earl2212 said

that is great news. keep playing as a group and include your friends name and you guys will win the BIG PRIZE!! that is what i call giving 1/10th and that is what the BIBLE is saying too.

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On 4/13/2013 07:42, Player said

Praise the Lord that He still has good people with caring hearts in these last days. God Bless you all !!

On 4/13/2013 06:57, Melvin said

I take my hat to you co-workers. Most of us only think about ourselves. When people think of helping others, that a true blessing!

On 4/13/2013 06:13, Player said

What a Blessing. The Lord will forever Bless You ALL.

On 4/12/2013 11:41, Player said

It is a wonderful thing...especially in this selfish world!

On 4/12/2013 11:26, baddcatt326 said

God bless.I hope you win BIG!

On 4/12/2013 11:20, Player said

this is awesome. thank y'all for giving to the Lord.

On 4/12/2013 08:33, CB said

God is good! God bless you all.

On 4/12/2013 07:27, Player said

That was a blessing from God.

On 4/12/2013 07:02, davidkeith said

Way to go lottery winners, a kind gesture indeed.

On 4/12/2013 06:44, pkeys said

God bless you all. I would do the same thing! Help those that are in need and spread the wealth around. I AM praying for my financial windfall so I can share, share, share!

On 4/12/2013 06:41, Player said

You ladies did a wonderful thing. Such a blessing. God bless you all.

On 4/12/2013 06:35, turbo said

That's a feel good lottery story. The kind I like to share with my coworkers who are not members of the luckezone.

On 4/12/2013 05:35, Allan said

This world needs more peole like ya'll

On 4/12/2013 05:30, Player said

Wonderful u Beautiful women gave a slap in the face to the enemy, by not just thinking of yourselfs 100 folds will be returned. God Bless u all and your families a great Lesson taught. Thank u

On 4/12/2013 05:18, Cyntdog said

WOW you are great women. God has smiled on you. God bless all of you...

On 4/12/2013 04:52, Mainer said

WOW that is a BLESSING most people would be selfish, but all u ladies will get a double BLESSING back from GOD.

On 4/12/2013 03:55, Player said

God Bless you all.That was wonderful and kind.

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