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Nine tickets win big in weekend jackpot drawings

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It was a big weekend for players of jackpot games as two big jackpot runs came to a close. The Mega Millions jackpot was split by tickets sold in New Jersey and Virginia, while the record Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in Florida.

Here in North Carolina, one Mega Millions ticket and eight Powerball tickets won big prizes. A ticket worth $10,000 in Friday's Mega Millions drawing was sold at El Paisa Latin Foods on Wellons Street in Four Oaks (Johnston County).

A $40,000-winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Pop Shoppe on Hickswood Road in High Point (Guilford County). Seven more Powerball tickets sold across the state won $10,000 prizes. They were sold at the following locations:

  • Samirs #2 on Sugar Hill Road in Marion (McDowell County)
  • Bostian Heights Grocery on N.C. 152 East in China Grove (Rowan County)
  • Wilco #1877 on U.S. 17 North in Holly Ridge (Onslow County)
  • Food Lion on South Memorial Drive in Greenville (Pitt County)
  • Han-Dee Hugo on Benson Road in Garner (Wake County)
  • Bull Market #12 on Avondale Drive in Durham (Durham County)
  • Earp's Express #3 on Brighton Park Road in Charlotte (Mecklenburg County)

We didn't have jackpot luck this weekend, but we are looking forward to meeting the winners of these big prizes, and thank everyone for joining us on this exciting ride.

47 Comments

On 5/19/2013 09:15, Player said

where do i put in my lucke-rewards entry code

On 5/19/2013 09:41, mickal said

Congrats to all the PB winners in NC!!

On 5/19/2013 09:45, Player said

Good job to all of you

On 5/19/2013 09:58, Player said

Congratulations to everyone!

On 5/19/2013 10:05, Patricia said

How do I find the winning numbers for May 15, 2013?

On 5/19/2013 10:14, jellie said

It sucks! Why is it hard to find a winner from Gastonia?

On 5/19/2013 10:24, pecan923 said

WHEW!!!!BETTER LUCK TO COME

On 5/19/2013 10:41, Jerryeh said

It would be good to have big game winners show up in and around Mt Airy and Surry county.

On 5/19/2013 10:50, Player said

Thanks

On 5/19/2013 10:54, Suertuda said

God bless all the winers and I hope the really need the money, but who those not right?

On 5/19/2013 10:57, Player said

I wish I knew how to PLAY~

On 5/19/2013 11:01, bigdog said

I think the lottery is rigged! Noone from high point, nc ever wins-they need to do away with the lottery here in high point, nc

On 5/19/2013 11:02, 1rock2king said

Congrats to the FLA winner! my sister lives in FLA, but had no matching numbers. I had no matching numbers either. I though I would step out of my bounds and buy 30.00 dollars worth of tickets for this draw. 20.00 dollars of quick picks and 10.00 dollars of my picks from my pill bottle, that I shook out my numbers from. Had a few numbers, all on different lines, but that was it. Just waiting on Wednesday now, 40 million will be ok with me!!!

On 5/19/2013 11:14, Player said

how do i check my #s

On 5/19/2013 11:44, Player said

CONGRATS TO ALL WINNERS

On 5/19/2013 12:09, LaGare said

CONGRATS TO ALL WHO WON

On 5/19/2013 12:20, Player said

wish it was me!

On 5/19/2013 12:52, ckmjbm said

Congratulations

On 5/19/2013 12:58, Player said

How am I inform if i am the winner to the $2,500 Winning Wednesday and $25,000 May Money? I am using my points to enter.

On 5/19/2013 01:10, Player said

What happened to the money ($600 million) that nobody won on Saturday's 5/18 drawing? I didn't see a winner listed on Sunday, 5/19 and jackpot is now back to $40 million for the next drawing.

On 5/19/2013 01:34, Player said

I only wish I was one of the lucky ones... Wound have beena dream come true...Oh well you'll have that.

On 5/19/2013 01:38, Player said

And the Western part of the State a loser again, We what the same chance as ALL of the eastern side of the State, and don`t say it is,,come and look at all the places you can buy tickets at and ask for one of the new ones that came out,,then go back and start in Asheville and go east,,,the tickets will get to are side when the games have been playing for 2 to 3 weeks or longer. try it don`t take my word for it,,look at all the winners and were there from,,

On 5/19/2013 01:41, Player said

Well we all were looking foward to the big jackpot. Unfortunitly it wasn't our time. Congradulations to all.

On 5/19/2013 02:01, Player said

We are disappointed--Mom needs new teeth!

On 5/19/2013 02:30, Player said

Glad for them. Sure they need the money. I know I do with only myself working. Things have been so hard trying to meet just my husband who is (disabled) and my needs.

On 5/19/2013 02:44, Player said

what were the winning numbers

On 5/19/2013 03:34, eskymo said

if wishes were fishes we'd have us some fried, if wishes were horses then beggars would ride...

On 5/19/2013 04:18, Player said

God Bless to all players and to the winners, there are hungry children . remember to give to the needy and take care of family. Take care

On 5/20/2013 01:00, Player said

You go out there wasting tons of money on powerball tickets knowing the chances of wining are slim to none. There's millions of people in the us who bought tons of tickets then you want to get mad because you lost and your broke. Well stop wasting the money. I don't play none of that crap only scratch off tickets the other mess is a waste of money time and stress don't need it

On 5/20/2013 03:14, Player said

I USED TO WIN SMALL AMOUNTS (ENOUGH TO STAY ABOUT EVEN) UNTIL THEY STARTED THIS 2ND CHANCE BS, HAVEN'T WON SINCE. NOBODY, ESPECIALLY THE LOTTERY, GIVES YOU SOMETHING FOR NOTHING. IT WAS MORE FUN WHEN THE WINNER GOT LESS THAN $50 MILLION. ANYONE THAT CAN'T RETIRE ON THAT IS AN IDIOT!

On 5/21/2013 09:56, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (D28734) - McDowell County, where one of the $10,000-winning tickets was sold, is in Western North Carolina. When you made this comment before, we pointed out to you that chances are 90%+ of North Carolinians, lottery players, and lottery retailers are east of you. That doesn't mean those areas have a "better" chance of winning, it simply means there are more people east of you taking a chance to win. Nobody has an advantage or disadvantage when it comes to playing the lottery - all a matter of luck!

On 5/21/2013 10:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (PW) + @ PLAYER (JT) - The winning numbers for lottery drawings can be found on the lottery's main website - http://www.nc-educationlottery.org

On 5/21/2013 10:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (S62) - As mentioned at the very beginning of this blog, there was one jackpot-winning ticket for Saturday's drawing, and it was sold in Florida. Powerball is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands. The fact that so many folks are playing for a chance to win is what makes it possible for the jackpot to reach such a large amount. The jackpot game played only in our state is Carolina Cash 5. The jackpots aren't as big, but the odds of winning are better, and North Carolina always wins! :-D

On 5/21/2013 10:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (LV) - Winners in Lucke-Rewards drawings are first notified by e-mail within 48 hours of the drawing. If winners don't respond to e-mail, the lottery will attempt to notify by telephone and, if necessary, certified mail.

On 5/21/2013 10:13, Lucke-Zone said

@ BIGDOG - How much time do you spend each day or week scanning the lottery's website and internet news sites for stories of lottery winners from High Point? We understand you may have a busy life, but if you look into it, you will find that many players from High Point have won the lottery. Here is a link you can copy & paste into your browser for more info: http://bit.ly/10ilfeq

On 5/21/2013 10:15, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (DG) - For more information about how to play, check out the game pages on the lottery's main website at http://www.nc-educationlottery.org ... or call player customer service toll-free at: 877-962-7529

On 5/21/2013 10:16, Lucke-Zone said

@ JERRYEH - Here is a link you can copy and paste into your browser for info on some winners from Surry County: http://bit.ly/YWDatE

On 5/21/2013 10:17, Lucke-Zone said

@ JELLIE - It's not hard at all to find info about winners from Gastonia. You can copy and paste this link into your web browser, or search the Gaston Gazette website, they cover our winners all the time: http://bit.ly/12SyTH7

On 5/22/2013 09:54, mchavrz73 said

COOL HOPE TO WIN 1 DAY LIKE THAT BE SO NICE THANK YOU .

On 5/22/2013 10:23, Lucke-Zone said

@ PATRICIA - The winning numbers for lottery drawings can be found on the lottery's main website - http://www.nc-educationlottery.org

On 5/22/2013 10:24, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (MH) - Click on "LUCKE-REWARDS" at the top of the screen. There, you can enter your eligible tickets for rewards points.

On 5/22/2013 10:55, aubrey said

remember people buy scratch-off tickets to win instantly! they do not but scratch-off tickets with second chance drawing prizes in mind thank you very much!!!!

On 5/22/2013 12:33, bun said

How can I enter more tickets? There is no place to enter my losing tickets into the second chance drawings.....

On 5/22/2013 11:37, Player said

Yeah lost again. Better luck next time

On 5/23/2013 08:31, Lucke-Zone said

@ BUN - Just click on the "LUCKE-REWARDS" tab at the top of the screen. When you successfully enter a ticket there, you will automatically get your Lucke-Rewards points (and, if the game has a game-specific second-chance drawing associated with it, you'll automatically get an entry into that, too). To see the Lucke-Rewards drawings you can enter using the points you've built up, click on the "DRAWINGS" sub-category within Lucke-Rewards.

On 5/23/2013 01:18, earl2212 said

i have bought scratch off tickets all over my city and have come up empty each time.HOW MANY NON-WINNING tickets do you make. I know that i have bought over half of them. it is may and i have already spent more then 1.5k on scratch-off tickets with no luck. the lottery in this state smells BAD!

On 5/23/2013 02:46, Lucke-Zone said

@ EARL2212 - Look at it this way. If the overall odds of winning a game are 1 in 4, that means that 75% of tickets are non-winning tickets. It isn't that you or anybody else is unlucky, its that it takes a lot of luck to win a prize playing the lottery.

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