August drawing features a dozen ‘Tailgate Package’ prizes

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The beginning of August means many things to North Carolinians. It’s still hot as heck outside. Students and teachers are heading back to the classroom. And many people are excited that football season is just around the corner. That means tailgating season is too!

If you’d like a chance to be king or queen of the tailgate, use 50 points to enter the Tailgate Package Drawing - the monthly Lucke-Rewards drawing for August. You could win one of 12 tailgate packages with everything you need to throw a great party:

  • Night or day, rain or shine, you’ll be ready with a Coleman 10’x10’ instant shade canopy with LED lighting.

  • Since you can’t tailgate without great food and drinks, each package includes a Weber Q-320 gas grill and an Igloo 120 qt. cooler.

  • A winner will rule the roost with a steel-constructed fold-out padded chair and compact aluminum table that seats up to eight, both made by Coleman.

  • Enjoy the details of the on-field action with a pair of Bushnell spectator kits including binoculars, or get competitive with a Halex brand “Pitch Perfect” bean bag set.

  • Each of the 12 prizes is worth $1,948 and the lottery will pay all the applicable fees as well as estimated state and federal tax withholdings.

For more drawing details, product details and complete rules, check out the Tailgate Package page here in the Lucke-Zone. The entry period for the Tailgate Package begins on Thursday, Aug. 1 and ends on Saturday, Aug. 31.

If you would rather use your Lucke-Rewards points to enter for the chance to win cash instead of merchandise in August, the Winning Wednesdays drawings are another option.

Best of luck everyone!


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On 8/06/2013 10:47, mimi45 said

still no online winners in gastonia winning alot in south carolina try it they love winners down there there scracth offs are the paying off big time gastonia people are going down there winning alot today new tickets yeah right no were here in gastonia yet try south carolina

On 8/06/2013 10:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (REDPLUM2000) - The extra points promotion were an "early bird" bonus for a limited time between when the Lucke-Rewards program started on Oct. 1, 2012 and Dec. 31, 2012. Good luck to you!

On 8/06/2013 09:48, Player said

Don't I get extra points with I sign up? I did not get any.

On 8/04/2013 07:05, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (RESAH) - Thank you for the suggestion. The Lucke-Zone is not set up to provide notification that way, and there could be other reasons why the lottery is obligated to notify winners a different way. But we will pass along your suggestion.

On 8/04/2013 06:57, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER18 (LONGFOOT18) - Put quite simply, a random number generator generates numbers randomly. We would love it if everyone could win a prize in the drawings, but that's not the way it works. Making more than one entry gives you more than once chance to win, but someone with even just one entry has a chance to win - that's what a game of chance is. For the most recent Winning Wednesday drawing, more than 133,000 entries were made; for the most recent $25,000 Firecracker Cash Drawing, more than 191,000 entries were made.

On 8/04/2013 05:34, Player18 said

How does the number generator machine work. I put in 300 entries for a $2500 Wed drawing. Did not win. Put in 622 entries and did not win. I know that aren't many,if any, others putting in those amount of entries into a drawing. So I'm still confused on why haven't I won at least one of the $2500 prizes.

On 8/04/2013 12:27, Player said

i know it says if you win one of the drawings that you will be notified by email or phone call, but i'm always afraid i missed a notification. why not also put a message in our personal message center on lucke-rewards that we have won so it's sure not to be missed. then we could just check and know for sure if we won?

On 8/04/2013 10:53, Lucke-Zone said

@ JEFFRO389 - Thank you for the polite suggestion. The NCEL does plan to introduce more conveniences for players and retailers to make it easier and more fun to play the lottery. While the lottery cannot directly control what type of customer service experience you have at a store, please call our player customer service if you have a bad experience so that our staff can communicate with the store: 877-962-7529

On 8/04/2013 10:50, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER18 (LONGFOOT18) - There are not plans at this time to increase the daily entry limit, but its possible that it could change in the future.

On 8/04/2013 12:50, Player18 said

Is it possible to increase the limit on the amount of entries per day? 30 is far to small for me currently.

On 8/03/2013 09:21, jeffro389 said

a very good idea by LUCKY RED about a players card. although i am very happy with the way NC and the lucke zone handles things, an easier way to enter numbers would be helpful. Also, an increase of self serve machines would be great, rather than deal with angry cashiers at gas stations that hate dealing with lotto players :/

On 8/03/2013 05:25, Lucke-Zone said

@ SCORPIONKING - Thanks for the kind words! Good luck to you :-)

On 8/03/2013 05:09, Lucke-Zone said

@ JACKOFDIAMONDS - We (the communications team) will have to check with the marketing staff at the lottery early next week in order to answer your question about the monthly drawing for September :-)

On 8/03/2013 05:01, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (LVGEORGE99) - Unfortunately, once you've used your points to enter a drawing, you cannot get them back. If you have more questions about the rules for Lucke-Rewards drawings, please click on the "HELP" link at the very top right-hand corner of the screen.

On 8/03/2013 04:57, Lucke-Zone said

@ NCBLOGGY - Winners in Lucke-Rewards and game-specific second-chance drawings are selected at random, using a random number generator, under the supervision of auditors, according to specific security procedures. We've had lots of lucky winners in the Fayetteville area; you can copy & paste this link for more info:

On 8/03/2013 12:53, ncbloggy said

How do you go about selecting winners in the drawings? Is it done totally electronically or other means? I'm disappointed that we have not had more winners from Fayetteville. Thank you.

On 8/03/2013 12:33, Player said

Can I withdraw from this entry. I would like to with draw from this entry. get my point back.

On 8/03/2013 12:23, JackofDiamonds said

When will September's main drawing prize be announced?

On 8/02/2013 05:21, scorpionking said

Thanks NC lottery for providing some additional icentives with your Lucke rewards program. I enjoy entering a few losing tickets from time to time. I just need to hit the big one. Keep em coming.

On 8/02/2013 03:58, Lucke-Zone said

@ LUCKY RED - There may be reasons why that's not possible, but we will forward your suggestion along and see what our product and gaming system folks say. Thanks for taking time to share the idea.

On 8/02/2013 03:22, Lucky Red said

Lucke-Zone - Have you ever thought about members of Lucke Rewards being issued a players card so that when we buy lottery tickets or scratch offs we can have it scanned and be automatically entered into all the drawings!!! It is very time-consuming entering all these 25-digit codes everyday! By having a players card, would eliminate most of the problems that players continue to have and will make everyone happy!!!

On 8/02/2013 02:40, Blessed said

The lottery is a chance to win something not a guarantee!

On 8/02/2013 02:17, wanttowin said

don't like to cook out...want to win money

On 8/02/2013 01:25, Lucke-Zone said

@ BUSTER - The prizes in the Tailgate Drawing are far from worthless... in fact, each of the 12 packages that a Lucke-Zone member will win is worth exactly $1,948. If you'd rather use your points to enter drawings for the chance to win cash in August, we'd recommend the Weekly Wednesdays drawings. Good luck to you!

On 8/02/2013 01:09, Player said

hey!!!!! everybody get ready. i didnt win on last drawings.ready know.

On 8/02/2013 12:11, Buster said

this drawing is worthless, we want to win cash not camping gear. if I don't win something soon, im gonna stop supporting the lottery.i already pay too much in taxes for education

On 8/02/2013 11:30, hamofaguy said

I feel luckey for this saturdays drawing 190,000,000 what a pay out but I probally wont win anything I never do good luck to all you people who enter the powerball drawing and I really do mean it dont forget I live in Graham,nc.

On 8/02/2013 10:17, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (KIRBYZ) - We can clear everything up for you! The Lucke-Zone is all about our player rewards program and other features for members. To check your Powerball numbers, you can visit our main website at - if you are still unclear about how things work, you can call our player customer service team weekdays between 8am & 530pm. Good luck!

On 8/02/2013 10:15, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (KENOROMEUS) - For more info about how Lucke-Rewards words, click on the "HELP" link at the very top right-hand corner of the Lucke-Zone, or call our player customer service # toll-free at 877-962-7529

On 8/02/2013 10:12, Lucke-Zone said

@ JACKOFDIAMONDS - An entry into the Tailgate Package drawing is 50 points because 12 prizes will be awarded. Think of it as a game with 12 smaller top prizes instead of one really big top prize. So, you can use 50 points for a chance to win one of 12 prizes this month, or use 10 points to enter a weekly drawing where one prize of $2,500 will be awarded - its your choice! :-)

On 8/02/2013 07:33, Docspackle said

Git it on

On 8/01/2013 11:27, JackofDiamonds said

I don't understand why this drawing is 50 points, but the $2500 cash is only 10 per entry. The tailgate package is worth $1948. That pales in comparison to July's $25,000 drawing.

On 8/01/2013 10:11, rcgal71 said

thank you, it sure would be nice to win.

On 8/01/2013 09:57, Player said

I would love to win a tailgate package. Our family love to cookout.I wasn't quite lucky on the other grill package. Hope I'm lucky on this one or another drawing. Good LUCK to Everyone.

On 8/01/2013 08:51, Player said

Go Panthers!

On 8/01/2013 08:32, Player said

I would like to know how to redeem point

On 8/01/2013 07:43, Player said

good deal

On 8/01/2013 07:16, Player said


On 8/01/2013 05:25, Player said

This may be the worst website ever. I bought Power Ball tickets today for Saturday's drawing with the Lucke-Rewards Entry Code and website. I signed up, etc., etc. But How do I enter info to see if I got Lucky?????????????

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