This week saw more than $17 million paid out to players and one of the largest single-ticket Carolina Cash 5 wins in lottery history.
When Felix Scism of Forest City in Rutherford County matched all five numbers in the Aug. 25 Cash 5 drawing, he said the numbers just seemed to light up. “I looked at the lottery’s website and it said someone from Forest City had won,” Scism said when he realized he'd won the $876,185 jackpot. “I wondered ‘Could it be me?’"
Both of our big instant scratch-off winners said that they began shaking the moment they learned they had won.
Katherine Oliver of Charlotte said she went weak at the knees when she scratched off the $100,000 top prize on her Diamond 7's ticket. “I felt like I was going to pass out. That lasted for about four or five hours,” Oliver said as she collected her winnings.
Eric Benge, a carpenter from Lenoir, said he plans to buy a new truck with the $100,000 prize he won playing Black Onyx 7's. “I felt panicky,” Benge said. “It was just so hard to believe. I still can’t believe it. This is so cool.”
This week's big instant scratch-off winners include:
Analeah Conn of Salisbury won $50,000 playing 10X The Cash.
Jesus Dominguez of won Raleigh $50,000 playing Money Vault.
Soraya Bahar of Charlotte won $30,000 playing MONOPOLY.
David Calloway of High Point won $10,000 playing 50X The Cash.
Yvette Faust of Salisbury won $10,000 playing 20X The Cash.
Jose Sanchez of Charlotte won $10,000 playing Black Onyx 7’s.
Trina Love of Lake Lure won $10,000 playing 20X The Cash.
Rodney Shaw of Nashville won $10,000 playing $5,000 a Week for Life!
That's all for this week. We hope everyone has a lucky holiday weekend.