Monday is fourth ‘Bonus Bucks’ drawing entry deadline

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The deadline to enter the fourth Bonus Bucks drawing is coming fast. Cash 5 Bonus Bucks entry slips issued before 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27 will be valid for the June 3 drawing. The lottery teamed up with Charlotte Motor Speedway to offer folks the chance to win more in this drawing: Each entry gives you an extra chance to win not only $50,000 but also a 2013 Toyota Tundra.

It’s the same truck that set the pace for the truck racers at the NCEL 200 last weekend. This mighty machine has a 381 horsepower V8 engine under the hood. Passengers in the double cab interior will enjoy the comfort of front bucket seats and dual zone air conditioning. The exterior is painted silver sky metallic with chrome bumpers and fog lamps. Tech enthusiasts will like the USB port with iPod connectivity and hands-free phone capability.

In addition to the grand prize package, three $1,000 prizes and one $5,000 prize will be awarded. 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 May 27 will be valid for the next drawing. Here is the schedule:

• 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 randomly selected in the fourth Bonus Bucks drawing, check the Bonus Bucks page on the lottery’s website on June 3, 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 Monday, and best of luck to all.


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On 9/30/2013 09:17, journeyman422 said

What would be the odds of winning the september cash drawing or the 5 for $500 cash drawing?

On 9/10/2013 08:52, southerncomfort1219 said

Congrats to the Valdese woman who won the weekly drawing 2 weeks in a row!!!

On 8/25/2013 11:47, Bobby9345678 said

It is confusing

On 8/15/2013 04:24, Lucke-Zone said

@ KIMBALL777 - The reason that both winning & non-winning draw game tickets can be entered for Lucke-Rewards points is that when the code is printed on the ticket, the ticket could win or not win a prize depending on the outcome of the drawing. With instant scratch-off tickets, the result is a mystery to everyone until its scratched off, but only non-winning tickets are eligible for rewards points.

On 8/15/2013 12:33, Kimball777 said

How is it that winning draw tickets like cash 5 or Powerball can be entered for points for 2nd chance drawings but winning scratch & wins cannot?

On 7/12/2013 10:17, Lucke-Zone said

@ PONG - For a player who wins a prize in a Lucke-Rewards drawing or second-chance drawing, the lottery first notifies the winner by e-mail, at the address associated with his or her Lucke-Zone account. We always tell winners they're invited to call us here at HQ to confirm that it's not some kind of scam! :-) A winner has 30 days from the time the first e-mail is sent to complete the claim process.

On 7/11/2013 10:37, pong said

How LUCKE-ZONE notifies the winner? by Email on file or by mail at home address, and how long period of time to be claim the prize before it expire.

On 7/11/2013 05:04, Lucke-Zone said

@ BUSTER - No. Once you've successfully entered a ticket here in the Lucke-Zone, you don't need the physical ticket as proof of anything.

On 7/11/2013 12:07, Buster said

after you enter a non winning ticket for drawings, do I have to keep the old ticket for proof?

On 6/17/2013 11:56, Lucke-Zone said

@ LARRYBR - On the lottery's main website, just look for the purple "BONUS BUCKS" graphic toward the bottom of the page :-)

On 6/17/2013 08:22, Larrybr said

where are the winning numbers posted?

On 6/10/2013 06:29, Lucke-Zone said

@ KIMBALL777 - No player is at a disadvantage when it comes to winning a Lucke-Rewards drawing. Remember, if every player kept his or her tickets and entered them for Lucke-Rewards points instead of sometimes leaving them behind for someone, all of those other players would be entering for more chances to win, too. Either way, there will always be thousands of other players entering for a chance to win - it may only take one entry to win a prize. Good luck!!

On 6/10/2013 11:49, Kimball777 said

What's to prevent retailers (owners & employees) from using losing tickets that customers give them to check from entering those tickets in the drawings? I think that gives the retailers an unfair advantage since they probably get 100s upon hundreds of losing tickets given to them each week. They can simply enter these tickets, which they didn't even buy, as losing tickets or give them to a friend to enter. It puts the average joe ticket buyer at a huge disadvantage since more entries = more chances to win. It'd be interesting to see how many of these drawing winners are actually retailers or employees or friends.

On 6/06/2013 03:43, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (R7) - How many entries a Lucke-Zone member chooses to make into a drawing is not something the lottery shares, its up to each player if he or she would like to tell other players that information.

On 6/06/2013 10:23, Red13 said

A week ago, I left a comment about how come Lucke-Rewards don't show number of winning entries for persons who win. The names are posted but the entries are not. Why?

On 6/05/2013 11:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ BMFB1980 - You're right. The mailing address for the retailer is in Hickory, while the store is located in Mooresville as you say. We apologize for the confusion about that. The website will be updated ASAP.

On 6/04/2013 08:21, bmfb1980 said

I expect zero errors with the lottery. Why do you list one of the winning draws as "$1k, 400158979 sold at the Smoker Friendly #6, 631 Brawley School Rd Ste 408, in Hickory, NC 28117 TBD" when that store is located in MOORESVILLE????? Google it.

On 6/03/2013 08:48, cathy ware said

i need that truck for my husband mowing business!!

On 6/03/2013 01:31, Lucke-Zone said

@ TURBO - Sounds like you had fun entering, which we're glad to hear.. good luck to you in these upcoming drawings!

On 6/03/2013 01:19, turbo said

Well my 27 entry #s weren't even close. So I spent $135 spread out over 8 weeks. That was within my lottery budget. I'll buy 1-3 a week for the next 2 months and try again. There is still a lot of 2nd chance drawings to be won this week! Weekly, monthly and monopoly ! As long as we all have 1 entry into the drawings we all have a chance of winning. A slim chance , but a chance none the less.

On 6/03/2013 12:41, Lucke-Zone said

@ T-BONE - The winning entry #s for the June 3 Bonus Bucks drawing are on the lottery's main website. Look toward the bottom of the screen for the purple graphic and click on it for more info.

On 6/03/2013 12:36, Lucke-Zone said

@ ACE - Yes, the Springtime Tech Drawing was held on May 3, and the winners are from Franklin, Magnolia, Raleigh, Edenton, High Point, and Thomasville.

On 6/03/2013 12:27, Lucke-Zone said

@ MOWALLJR - We will forward your message to the tech folks.

On 6/03/2013 12:10, Lucke-Zone said

@ MOWALLJR - If you read the fine print on the Chill & Grill drawing promotion page, it states that the six grand prize packages include applicable fees and estimated state & federal withholdings. As with any lottery prize, however, how a prize fits into a winner's overall financial picture and tax obligation is beyond our control. Whether to use points to enter this drawing for merchandise or another one for a cash prize is completely up to each player - good luck to you whatever your choice is! :-)

On 6/03/2013 11:44, Lucke-Zone said

@ EARL2212 - The Hot Summer Second Chance promotion starts Thursday. Keep in mind that promotion is separate and works differently from the weekly & monthly Lucke-Rewards drawings. You can review the details here:

On 6/03/2013 08:51, earl2212 said

did i miss the entry for the 5k for 20 people a month(june july august) i can't find the ticket entry. i stop throwing away my points and are saving them for this game. just maybe i will have a chance.

On 6/02/2013 07:24, kikiraver said

maybe for once i could catch a break... 5 grand would be nice! 50 would be supurb!!!

On 6/02/2013 06:39, josephine said


On 6/02/2013 04:49, mowalljr said

On these prize packages like the grill, cooler, Omaha foods,, valued at $4087 dollars and some change,, this means a winner would be responsible for the taxes OUT OF POCKET. Shouldn't there be some cash to keep a winner from having to do that?? AND for 75 points per entry. The $2500 for 10 points per entry is more logical and more reasonable mathematically! $2375 in pocket after taxes.

On 6/02/2013 04:39, mowalljr said

Also in the past when you entered your number it automatically would return to the first block ready for new entry. I emailed the tech folks, got a mail they had rec'd mail and that was it. Techies never sent anything else and still one has to click cursor on first block.

On 6/02/2013 12:57, feesha said

I hope I win good luck to all

On 6/02/2013 09:47, 1rock2king said

I have 11 tickets for this draw! Monday is the big day!! Sure hope it's me!! Need a good win like that, plus a Truck and 50,000 dollars to go with it!! Good luck Everyone!!

On 6/02/2013 01:50, ace said

Springtime Tech Drawing winner drawn yet?

On 6/01/2013 02:40, t**bone said

How do we find the drawing for the bonus bucks were are the numbers??? How do I check them

On 5/31/2013 04:26, Lucke-Zone said

@CATRESE - We weren't able to recreate the issue, but we've sent your comment along to the web team for their review. Thanks for pointing it out to us.

On 5/31/2013 03:03, turbo said

Well, I estimated 1 in a million, so I was close. I'm surprised. Last drawing was over 1.1 million. I thought with the truck taking the prize to over 88k there would be even more entries.

On 5/31/2013 12:54, Catrese said

I don't even know where to put this but...CAN WE STOP WITH THE TAB BUTTON ON TICKET ENTRY??? Let me explain. Some days when you enter tickets for points, it automatically tabs to the next field so you can enter the numbers quickly. Other days you have to hit the TAB key to get to the next field. That is slow and aggravating. Why can't it just tab automatically every day? Why does it change?

On 5/30/2013 02:22, Lucke-Zone said

@Player - Final count for this drawing is 949,988. Good luck to you!

On 5/30/2013 10:44, Player said

Can you (NCEL) tell us roughly how many entries there are for the 4th Bonus Bucks drawing?

On 5/30/2013 12:47, Player said

Well lost again better luck next week

On 5/29/2013 12:54, baddcatt326 said

Good luck!

On 5/28/2013 07:35, sherry said

GOOD LUCK to everybody.

On 5/28/2013 03:17, Lucke-Zone said

@Jim - Unclaimed prizes are handled like this: Half of the prize goes to the education fund in North Carolina, the other half gets used as prizes in new games.

On 5/28/2013 03:15, Lucke-Zone said

Player - How are you confused? Keep your entries from every $5 Carolina Cash 5 purchase. The drawing will occur on June 3. After that we will announce the winning entries. Best of luck!

On 5/28/2013 02:59, Lucke-Zone said

The truck is a 4X2 with a big V8 engine.

On 5/28/2013 10:54, mchavrz73 said

I hope I win it be so nice thank u so much.

On 5/28/2013 01:13, Player said

Why don't you send pick 4 no. Like pick 3

On 5/27/2013 11:07, Player said

did I enter this

On 5/27/2013 10:19, Player said

Driving a 19 year old truck, time for a new one, what better way than to win one.

On 5/27/2013 10:00, Player said

Greetings thanks for the opportunity

On 5/27/2013 09:29, Nancy said

Good Luck to ME.

On 5/27/2013 09:07, Player said

I need a new truck to go to work

On 5/27/2013 08:41, loves said

I win in Jesus name

On 5/27/2013 05:47, mjs24 said

Boy could I use that !!!

On 5/27/2013 04:18, Soulshine said

can hardly wait to drive in luxury !

On 5/27/2013 03:57, Player said,you all Im hopeing that IM AWiNNER

On 5/27/2013 03:03, CLTtopnotchguy said

The truck sounds BOSS and I am need to replace my 13yo Tahoe. ~smile! Thanks for the chance NCEL

On 5/27/2013 02:15, Player said

I need the numbers for 4/4 @ 5/24@ 3/9

On 5/27/2013 02:12, BOSSIE said

i wish everybody luck including myself i need a car-truck bad my motor is gone

On 5/27/2013 12:34, Player said

Lord knows I need this!!

On 5/27/2013 11:53, Player said

I SURE COULD USE THAT TRUCK!!! Man that would be off the chain and right down my alley

On 5/27/2013 11:52, Player said

I'm ready to win!

On 5/27/2013 11:36, Player said


On 5/27/2013 11:01, jim said

Is there a second drawing for unclaimed prizes. I notice that there are some winning tickets from previous drawings that have not been claimed.

On 5/27/2013 09:35, Player said

I hope I get lucky .Keeping my fingers cross.Good luck everyone.

On 5/27/2013 09:15, mimi45 said

go looking out we can always use a truck everybody could use a car thanks you guys for this drawing if i win i will give you guys at the lottery site a ride in it be bless

On 5/27/2013 08:34, pa-pa said


On 5/27/2013 12:30, Player said

please let me be the lucky one

On 5/26/2013 11:13, Player said

How can i find out if i won in the previous drawings

On 5/26/2013 11:05, Player said

I hope to win I'm trying my best thanks

On 5/26/2013 09:17, 1rock2king said

Bought my 10th ticket today! Might get another one tomorrow before the deadline! Would be nice to have a new Toyota truck, but my wife needs a gas efficient car to drive to work and back. So if I win, probably will trade it for a car for her. Will keep my Nissan frontier truck, and use the money to pay off a few bills and take a nice vacation at the beach and Mountains in the Fall. Good luck to all, but I'm hoping it's me that

On 5/26/2013 08:47, Player said


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