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A big scratch-off ticket, a Cash 5 jackpot and a $1 million Powerball prize

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A total of $17.7 million in prizes were claimed this week by NCEL players. The biggest win  came to Phylllis Falcone of Stallings who plans to use the $255,597 Cash 5 jackpot to take a dream vacation. “We’ve been wanting to go to Italy for 15 to 20 years,” said Falcone, who retired from her job as a senior paralegal on May 3. “This is the best investment we’ve ever made.”

James Little, a retiree from Greensboro, claimed a $150,000 prize in the Mega Money Multiplier game. “It’s hitting me now,” said Little as he held his check for the first time. “Not bad for a day’s work.”

A Powerball ticket matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball in the May 25 drawing and is worth $1 million. The ticket was sold at Quick N Easy on Burlington Road in Greensboro.

Sticking with Powerball, Bhartiben (Charlotte) and Monali Patel (Hickory) claimed a $10,000 prize from the May 8 drawing. They purchased their ticket at the J R General Store on Tryon Street in Charlotte.
Saturday night’s jackpot is at $40 million if taken as an annuity or $24.9 million if taken as a lump sum.

Two Mega Millions players claimed $10,000 prizes this week. Billy Carter of Asheville bought his winning ticket from the May 28 drawing at the Energy Mart on Long Shoals Road in Arden. The May 24 drawing was lucky for James Shelton of Stumpy Point, who purchased his winning ticket at White’s Shopping Center on U.S. 64 East in Manns Harbor.

This weekend’s Mega Millions players have a chance to win an estimated $30 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $21.9 million if taken as a lump sum.

The following players won instant scratch-off prizes this week:

Quteen Whisnant from Morganton won $50,000 playing 20X The Money.

Hildegard Rawls from Hope Mills won $20,000 playing $4,000,000 Gold Bullion.

Wesley Holliday from Wilmington won $10,000 playing $1,000 a Week for Life!

Jasmine McMillan from Durham won $10,000 playing MONOPOLY.

Randy Tate from Gastonia won $10,000 playing $2,500 a Week for Life!

Roger Taylor from Rocky Mount won $10,000 playing Cash Spectacular.

That wraps up this week’s wrap-up. Have a great weekend, everybody!
 

93 Comments

On 5/31/2013 04:08, mimi45 said

am next

On 5/31/2013 04:23, PlayerJ.R. said

Very nice review. Congratulations to all the winners. Keep on winning. J.R.

On 5/31/2013 04:56, Player said

Question for Lucke, What happens to the Grand Prizes such as the 200K for life ticket. The ticket ended 5/30/13 without a 3rd winner of 4 million dollars as well as many, many other prizes not won? Seems not fair :(

On 5/31/2013 05:52, DeepHouse said

I grad to see that someone is winning. I'm also happy for the person from Durham, because Durham do not get many winers.

On 5/31/2013 06:23, VisualOne said

"to whom much is given, much is required."

On 5/31/2013 06:38, blacknickel said

DOUBLE THAT, ME TOO, NEXT!!

On 5/31/2013 06:49, Player said

God is gonna bless me and my name will be next. Amen in the name of Jesus. I declare and decree.

On 5/31/2013 07:26, clfree1 said

Couldn't be happier for you all! Enjoy

On 5/31/2013 08:04, Player13 said

wish i will win one day...

On 5/31/2013 09:05, Player said

I am next!! and congratulations to all the winners.

On 5/31/2013 09:15, Adrian said

me next...

On 5/31/2013 09:41, shanaja said

It is always exciting to read about dreams coming true for our winners!

On 5/31/2013 10:00, Player said

Good to see someone from my area (Greensboro/Winston Salem/High Point) be fortunate enough to win. Same last name, maybe we are related?? Good for you Mr.Little!

On 5/31/2013 10:35, juilo said

Hey Roger havent you hit for the 3rd time on scratch offs ? Going to have to tell me your secret. LOL

On 6/01/2013 12:34, Player said

So glad to see dreams come true for the winners! Congratulations to all the winners!

On 6/01/2013 01:09, Player said

I am the next winner.peace.

On 6/01/2013 02:51, Cassandra said

Wow congrats to everyone who has ever played...been playing since it started still waiting for my chance to win .....mercy

On 6/01/2013 06:59, Player said

i want to win my family all needs it, gotta get granny out of rest home to a level ranch home...

On 6/01/2013 07:57, DCarter said

god bless all winners waiting for my bless hope im next. wish me luck i need it thanks

On 6/01/2013 08:21, ibeegone said

Lost again

On 6/01/2013 08:27, hamofaguy said

Im the next multi winner from the power ball jackpot you watch and see MICHAEL.

On 6/01/2013 10:28, Player said

Congratulations to winners one day it's gonna be ME collecting that check!!!! LOL!!

On 6/01/2013 10:52, south said

Congrats to all!!

On 6/01/2013 11:38, Player said

I'm next in line!!

On 6/01/2013 02:11, Player said

Congrats!

On 6/01/2013 02:38, Player said

Congrats...my turn is coming soon

On 6/01/2013 03:20, Player said

WOW, How awesome to the winners!

On 6/01/2013 05:46, Player said

how to buy any ticket? I have a little bit point.

On 6/01/2013 06:33, Player said

Congrats to all the winners...hope to see my name up there someday,,,,

On 6/01/2013 06:49, Boy boy said

My time is surely on the way. Congratulations to the winners and the up coming winners like myself.

On 6/01/2013 06:51, Suki said

How awesome for these winners! Many blessings to you all.

On 6/01/2013 08:21, meme said

way to go randy tate. congrats!

On 6/01/2013 09:42, Tammy Benton said

Congrats!

On 6/01/2013 10:03, Mrs.White80Player said

IT IS OUR TIME TOO HIT SO WE CAN BLESS THOSE THAT HAS BLESSED US. IT HAS BEEN A LONG AND BUMPY RIDE AND WE JUST HOLD ON AND KEEP RIDING. GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE ONES THAT HAS WON AND GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THAT IS TRYING.

On 6/01/2013 10:03, Elaine said

Congrats

On 6/01/2013 11:03, Chari said

I'm the next big winner!!!! Yaa Me!!!

On 6/01/2013 11:17, Skins&Heels said

Question? Does entering the drawings by using the points more than once increases your chance of winning?

On 6/02/2013 06:07, Player said

My turn PLEASE ty.........

On 6/02/2013 07:48, Player said

good luck to all

On 6/02/2013 09:36, 1rock2king said

O where,O where are my winning tickets are at!! Won on the Monoply the other day 20 bucks. Have not won any since! Still looking for that right ticket! Having no luck on draw tickets either last night! PB,CASH5, MM on Friday. My brother say's you can't win em all!! I said I like to win at least 2 out of three times when I play! Congrats to all the winners in this post above! Hope one day my name will be up there with your's

On 6/02/2013 12:29, Player said

my time is coming to win bigggg

On 6/02/2013 01:47, Player said

HAPPY FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!

On 6/02/2013 02:20, Player said

Good luck to all the winner

On 6/02/2013 02:37, Player said

Great

On 6/02/2013 03:19, Player said

My turn is Coming.

On 6/02/2013 03:20, Player 6481 said

I am so happy for everyone!!! Have fun enjoy it.

On 6/02/2013 04:20, Player said

Congrats to All the winners ENJOY! :) gotta be in it to win it"

On 6/02/2013 04:33, dejuan1985 said

my b-day 7-10 i hope to be fortunate enough to win by that time dansakiyen.

On 6/02/2013 05:38, pkeys said

Congrats to all the winners. I am praying I win the Cash 5 bonus drawing or the May Money Drawing on June 5th. I am in both contest and it would be a blessing to win either one. Got my fingers, toes & legs crossed :)

On 6/02/2013 05:41, pkeys said

Its me again! Forgot to add I am in the Monopoly 2nd chance drawing too. So my odds are getting better & better for a financial blessing and I am ready for it. I will be waiting for my call on Wednesday :)

On 6/02/2013 06:00, Player said

CONGRATS TO YOU ALL! I AM GOING TO EXPERIENCE THAT FEELING OF WINNING ONE OR MORE OF THE TOP JACKPOTS(0H YES OH YES)- MY MOTTO IS: YOU CANT WIN IF YOU AINT IN!

On 6/02/2013 07:08, Player said

Can't wait to be on this roll call! Congratulations everyone!!!

On 6/02/2013 07:47, Player said

God bless you all and remember God loves a cheerful giver. I pray my turn comes soon while my health is still good to enjoy it!!!

On 6/02/2013 09:02, Player said

I'm so happy for everyone that is receiving a blessing! Remember the more you give the more you receive. God loves a cheerful giver

On 6/02/2013 10:05, Player said

just want to win something......my wife died last year and i certainly need a vacation!

On 6/02/2013 11:12, Skull said

What about Raeford, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen aarea we need some winning tickets

On 6/02/2013 11:29, Player said

Good for you all. it was your time watch out cause I am next

On 6/03/2013 03:00, Player said

IM, THE NEXT WINNER BUT CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS THAT HAVE BIG AND SMALL BLESSING AND GOOD LUCK TO THE ONES THAT ARE TRYING LIKE ME !!!!!!

On 6/03/2013 10:05, suzy04 said

Congratulations to all the winners. Glad to see we have some in NC. Hopefully I can get lucky just once.

On 6/03/2013 10:47, LuckyB said

Congrats to all winners! I hope i'm next to win....

On 6/03/2013 11:50, Lucke-Zone said

@ SKULL - Here is a link you can copy & paste into your web browser for some more info about winners from those areas. P.S. we like your creative user name: http://bit.ly/130THvz

On 6/03/2013 11:52, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (RL87) - So sorry to hear about your loss, but we certainly wish you the best in all things - including good luck on your next ticket :-)

On 6/03/2013 12:38, Lucke-Zone said

@ SKINS&HEELS - Having just one entry in a drawing means you have a chance to win, but having more than one entry does (slightly) increase your chances of winning. It's similar to other types of drawings - let's use Carolina Cash 5 as an example. If you have two sets of numbers instead of one, you've got two chances to win instead of one.

On 6/03/2013 12:38, Player said

Please everybody who's a member say let!! JERMAINE JONES WIN,WIN,WIN!! Thank you very much.

On 6/03/2013 12:40, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (T) - In order to buy a lottery ticket, you have to go to a store that sells lottery tickets. Give our player customer service team a call toll-free at 877-962-7529 for more information :-)

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

@ DEEPHOUSE - Durham has had its share of lucky winners. You can copy & paste this link for more info: http://bit.ly/11fjTQk

On 6/03/2013 12:42, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (WO2) - Unclaimed prizes are split evenly between benefitting specific education program statewide, and going back into the prize pool for players like you to have the chance to win in future games :-D

On 6/03/2013 02:54, Ronixus said

Question - Many people tear up their tickets when they don't think they've won... what happens if they've torn it then realise it was actually a winner? Since most stores won't accept a torn ticket, is there a way to claim the prize? In a related question, if a ticket was saved "for a rainy day" and the game was discontinued, can the prize be claimed anywhere? Just wondering what could be done in these instances. BTW, sending blessings and wonderful luck to everyone playing!

On 6/03/2013 03:08, edwardo1944 said

We say it time after time we be a winner,and now it's my turn now,and for everyone else,(Amen)!!!!

On 6/03/2013 03:55, Boy boy said

I have tried to get credit for three of my tickets for ten minutes, now I have to try back tomorrow please show me some love. I think it's the tickets my last four worked.

On 6/03/2013 05:03, Thoward46 said

i wanted to know if nc can get the soul train scratch off ticket like washington dc have? thank you very much for your response.

On 6/03/2013 05:50, deathbcmsher said

I hope to see someone from NC win the powerball for a change the state needs the money. If it's me everyone wins!

On 6/03/2013 06:51, Lucke-Zone said

@ RONIXUS - If a ticket is purposefully or accidentally torn, it is possible that our security and prize validation staff can determine whether or not the ticket is a winner and, if it is and the game is still active, the prize can be paid. When games are going to end, the lottery puts out what's called an "End of Games Advisory" to let players know they have a certain amount of time to claim prizes for the game. Prizes for draw games must be claimed within 180 days of the drawing. Once an "expiration date" has passed, a prize cannot be claimed. Thanks for your questions and best of luck!

On 6/03/2013 06:52, Lucke-Zone said

@ THOWARD46 - There are are no plans at this time but we will forward your suggestion :-)

On 6/03/2013 06:53, Lucke-Zone said

@ BOY BOY - Please call our technical customer service support during regular business hours to explain the issue you experienced: 1-800-201-0108

On 6/03/2013 07:25, Player said

why me LORD

On 6/03/2013 07:46, Player said

What a great newsletter! Looking forward to seeing my name in print next! Congrats to all the winners!

On 6/03/2013 10:04, Player said

Congratulations Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On 6/03/2013 10:14, BCS said

funny how people use religious references in posts in hopes of improving their odds. I'm as religious as the next guy, but that is just wrong. personally, i think your bound to never win if you do that.

On 6/04/2013 08:00, mchavrz73 said

I love to just win someing one day soon keep paly no big win damn it y not someing on here how do I know if I win do not see my name on here help me if you all can thank you MS Chavez .

On 6/04/2013 11:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ BCS - Everyone is entitled to their own views, including you. Our goal here is to make everyone feel welcome to come and share info about lottery games.

On 6/04/2013 02:17, Player said

I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THE LAS VEGAS TRIP...IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I WENT ON A TRIP.NEED SOME ME TIME.EVERYONE DEPENDS ON ME.I WOULD PROBABLY TURN MY CELL PHONE OFF WHILE I'M THERE...WISH ME LUCK.

On 6/04/2013 04:31, Ronixus said

You said..."our security and prize validation staff can determine whether or not the ticket is a winner and, if it is and the game is still active, the prize can be paid" Could you please let me know how can I get ahold of them for a ticket to be validated? Thank you.

On 6/04/2013 04:46, Lucke-Zone said

@ RONIXUS - Please call our player customer service toll-free at 877-962-7529 and they will talk with you about how you could send in your ticket.

On 6/05/2013 06:39, unlucky 1 said

I'VE BEEN LOOKING AND CAN NOT FIND WHO WON THE 50,000 SECOND CHANCE DRAWING AND THE TOYOTA TRUCK ......CASH 5

On 6/05/2013 07:05, Player said

Congrats to all the winners.....I'm looking forward to seeing my name on the screen and experience that "winning feeling".....hey I wish each and every player could experience the "winning feeling"....no need to be selfish

On 6/05/2013 09:23, unlucky 1 said

trying ti find out what happen to the 2nd chance cash 5 50,000 plus toyota truck give away...drawing was suppost to be the 4th.....w/ nothing so far ?

On 6/05/2013 09:50, Player said

Win, Win, Win, big for me, me Can't wait.,

On 6/06/2013 10:50, Player said

2 questions, where can I get the complimentary points card (970)? (2) On second chance hot summer entries how do I enter my points?

On 6/06/2013 03:39, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (R7) - The time period to get the complimentary points was Oct. 1 - Dec 31, 2012 :-( The good news is, its very easy to enter the Hot Summer 2nd Chance drawings - just enter any eligible ticket for Lucke-Rewards points like you usually do, and each ticket you enter will automatically enter you into the Hot Summer 2nd Chance drawing that is open for entry. Good luck!

On 6/06/2013 03:48, Lucke-Zone said

@ UNLUCKY1 - As with all Lucke-Rewards and second-chance drawings, no announcement of who won will be made until #1 the winner is successfully notified and #2 the winner completes the claim process. That can take several days, a week, or longer. We understand why you and other folks are eager to find out the results - so are we!

On 6/25/2013 04:27, Sandon said

are their gonna be any more prize packs drawings where we answer questions ans be entered in contest. i espically love the durham bulls package i won last year. and looking forward to the pick 3 and 4 changes keep going ncel

On 6/25/2013 10:31, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDON - We forwarded your comment/suggestion to our marketing department. If we hear anything about promotions, we'll share it with you in the Lucke-Zone blog for sure!

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