Lottery players in North Carolina didn’t wait to start winning big in July. Since Thursday, June 27, players statewide won more than $18.9 million in prizes.
Of the $13.8 million awarded to winners of instant scratch-off games, a Union County man’s $100,000 MONOPOLY prize was the biggest. Kenneth Massey Jr., a resident of Monroe, said he’ll use his winnings to save for his daughter’s education. “I started scratching and I saw the money bags,” he said. “I started hollering and dancing when I realized I had won. You always wish something like this will happen, but you can’t believe it when it does. It comes from out of nowhere.”
Three more instant scratch-off players won big prizes this week. James Matthews of Henderson in Vance County won $10,000 playing 20X the Money. A player from Garner in Wake County, Erika Walker, scratched off $20,000 on a $4,000,000 Cash Blowout ticket. And it was a lucky Lady Bucks ticket that won $75,000 for Sequoia Heath of Tarboro in Edgecombe County.
But what about draw game players? In all, folks won more than $5 million in draw game prizes since last week’s wrap-up.
We’re still waiting to meet the winners of two Carolina Cash 5 jackpots that were hit in recent drawings. A ticket sold at the Grocery boy Jr. on West Garner Road in Garner in Wake County won the $224,632 jackpot on July 1. Two days later, a ticket sold at the Circle K on N.C. 49 South in Harrisburg in Cabarrus County won the $74,975 jackpot on July 3.
A lucky North Carolina Powerball player Power Played to $40,000 in the June 29 drawing. The $3 ticket matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win the prize. It was sold at the appropriately-named Winners Food Mart on North Madison Boulevard in Roxboro in Person County.
Heading into the weekend, the Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing stands at $70 million if taken as an annuity or $41 million if taken as a one-time cash payment.
The other multi-state jackpot North Carolina players have the chance to win this weekend is Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot. Before the drawing, the jackpot weighed in at $79 million if taken as an annuity or $55.3 million if taken as a one-time cash payment.
A North Carolina Mega Millions player matched four white balls and the gold Mega Ball in Tuesday’s drawing to win $10,000. That ticket was sold at the Sheetz on South Bickett Boulevard in Louisburg in Franklin County.
We hope everyone had a happy 4th of July holiday and has a wonderful weekend. See you next time here in the Lucke-Zone.
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I think as many companys do if you win in one draw or whatever you can't win again for 90 days to bad the lottery not that way would give the rest of us a chance!