Mega Millions ticket sold in Charlotte wins $250,000

12:06 PM


A trio of lucky tickets won big prizes in this weekend’s drawings, as the jackpots for Mega Millions, Powerball and Carolina Cash 5 all grew larger.

A $250,000-winning Mega Millions ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 3.9 million to match all five white balls in Friday’s drawing, was sold at the Kangaroo Express on Randolph Road in Charlotte. The jackpot for the game, meanwhile, rolled to an estimated $106 million annuity value ($71.8 million cash) for Tuesday’s drawing.

There was no “perfect ticket” in Saturday’s Powerball drawing either, pushing the annuity value for Wednesday’s jackpot to an estimated at $245 million ($136.3 million cash). A pair of tickets sold in North Carolina, however, matched four out of five white balls and the red Powerball. A $3 Power Play ticket worth $40,000 was sold at the Haroon Food Mart on U.S. 301 South in Wilson. A $10,000-winning ticket was sold at ABC Fuel Express on Ramsey Street in Fayetteville.

Players of Carolina Cash 5 saw the jackpot for that game roll through the weekend to an estimated $206,000 for Monday’s drawing.

We’ll be rooting for all our jackpot game players in this week’s drawings. Good luck guys!


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On 9/19/2013 01:48, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (BJEANK) - Stay tuned on that ;-)

On 9/19/2013 01:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ CHEROKEE40 - Lucke-Rewards and game-specific second-chance drawings are just more *chances* to win; there's never a guarantee of winning a prize when it comes to a random drawing, or any game of chance. There are thousands of Lucke-Zone members entering for a chance to win. We wish you luck.

On 9/19/2013 12:31, Cherokee40 said

Truly losing confidence in the second chance drawings.closing my account.Made many entries and won nothing.

On 9/18/2013 07:02, Player said

Will the NCEL have any new second chance games coming up anytime soon.Just wondering. Good Luck Everyone.

On 9/18/2013 12:20, luckless said

If I don`t win, I`m gonna whine! :)

On 9/18/2013 11:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ CHINBEN - You have to check back on the blog entry where you asked your question. We think you are referring to a question you asked on this blog. Copy & paste the link to see your question and our response:

On 9/18/2013 11:45, Lucke-Zone said

@ BKEARNEY220 - Haven't heard from you in a while. But since you brought up your favorite topic again, we'll repeat that nobody has an advantage or disadvantage when it comes to winning the lottery. A million people live in Charlotte. If you hear that one player from Charlotte won a big prize playing a lottery game, remember all the other people who live there that didn't happen to win that day. You could fit the population of Youngsville in Charlotte 1,500 times over. The odds are the same for everyone - if you choose to play for fun, good luck! Otherwise we wish you the best.

On 9/18/2013 11:42, bkearney220 said

People ,please do not feel to bad.I have been playing the lottery from day 1 and all I have ever won was $12.00 on a powerplay and didn't get that.I have a cardboard box full of tickets that are useless.If you want to win don't buy tickets in Youngsville ,you better go to Raleigh,Charlotte,Fayetteville.Asheville,Greenville.All small town winners are located somewhere close to these big towns.Losing all the time is not to much fun.

On 9/17/2013 06:19, Chinben said

what is your comment to my previous question.Regards

On 9/16/2013 07:25, luckless said

Thanks, I missed that.

On 9/16/2013 02:13, Lucke-Zone said

@ LUCKLESS - We posted a blog about the changes coming to Mega Millions here in the Lucke-Zone blog about two months ago. You can copy & paste this link for more info:

On 9/15/2013 01:46, Player said

I'm not giving up.My day is coming soon.Just have to be patience and wait my turn. Good Luck to everyone.

On 9/15/2013 08:58, 1rock2king said

I Won 4 bucks last night on PB number 20!! This has been the first win on Pb in a very long time for me! Just wish the rest of the numbers would have came together with it!! Maybe the 400 million on Wednesday will be mine!! What a glorious day that will be! Good luck all!

On 9/14/2013 08:01, luckless said

When will the lottery post the coming changes to Mega Millions, when the odds of winning the jackpot go from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 259 million?

On 9/13/2013 11:38, gorams15 said

I will be glad when my name switches from the losing list to the winners circle.

On 9/12/2013 09:05, 1rock2king said

Looks like the summer is gone! No beach for us this year! Now Fall right around the corner, hope to win some money to make it to the NC mountains in October to gaze at the leaves beautiful colors. Just ain't having no luck at all now! Good luck to all of you :-)

On 9/12/2013 08:11, Lucke-Zone said

@ COOKIE - Hey, glad you're in the game! Good luck to you :-)

On 9/12/2013 08:10, Lucke-Zone said

@ PSALM23 - How many entries you or any other Lucke-Zone member makes into a drawing is information that is up to the individual to share or not share. The public pieces of information about lottery wins are name, home town, game played & amount won. Everything else, whether its an interview, picture, or other details, are up to the player to share. Good luck to you!

On 9/11/2013 10:30, Jackie2011 said

Waiting on my time. Can't wait until I will see my name on here for winning. Woohoo!

On 9/11/2013 09:53, Psalm23 said

I think when the lottery pick there players who have won the second chance drawing..they should also post how many tickets they entered as others that would like to win can give them serious competition ...that would be fair for everybody..

On 9/11/2013 08:54, Player said

Suddenly I will win.....

On 9/11/2013 05:27, justme said

I just wanna know how it feels to win big money! Im gonna have my day! :-)

On 9/11/2013 04:21, Lucke-Zone said

@ SANDY - Just give our player customer service folks a call, toll-free, at 877-962-7529 !!!

On 9/11/2013 02:36, south said

Congrats to all!!!!!

On 9/11/2013 01:55, Sandy said

I still can't figure out how to play the new pick 3 can you explain it to me i've read all the info several times and still getting it wrong i even ask the mr at the store i purchace my tickets they don't no Thanks Sandy

On 9/11/2013 01:53, Lucke-Zone said

@ IMBOSSY22 - Please see our response to EKIRBY above. We understand why folks are excited to find out who won the drawings, but there is always a process to notify winners, and then we can only share the winners' names once they have completed the claims process. Good luck!!

On 9/11/2013 01:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (EKIRBY) - Dates may be set, the exact time of day is not set in advance. That is determined according to when sufficient staff is available to follow all the specific security procedures. Notification e-mails are typically sent within 48 hours of a drawing. Hang in there! And good luck

On 9/11/2013 12:23, Player said

is there a standard time of day that you have the luck rewards drawings? Im checking my emails every hour which would not be necessary if we all had the time (like the power ball and picks)

On 9/11/2013 09:04, Player said


On 9/11/2013 08:34, Player said

I won $190.00 last month while I was on my vacation in Florida, I'm sure I will win the big one soon.....

On 9/11/2013 04:40, sexy black said

The next winning ticket is mine So look out for me here I come.

On 9/10/2013 09:17, Player said


On 9/10/2013 09:00, Player said

I will be a rich man this week

On 9/10/2013 01:59, IMBOSSY22 said

have the winner been notified for the last drawing for the $2500?

On 9/10/2013 01:27, Player said

One day, I will be able to say "I WON"!

On 9/10/2013 01:21, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (ABADGETT) - while it's POSSIBLE to win in more than one drawing - even back to back! - and it's happened before... in this case, the Lucke-Zone member you're referring to won a prize in the 8/28/13 drawing only.

On 9/10/2013 01:19, TripleX said

The same person won the lucke-zone $2500 for 8/28 and 9/4. Is that a mistake? How lucky is that!!! WOW!!! Way to go Valdese NC.

On 9/10/2013 01:16, Lucke-Zone said

@ RONNIE22 - Only on 8/28/13.

On 9/10/2013 12:35, Player said

good luck to everyone including me

On 9/10/2013 12:29, Cynthia said

I have about 3000.00 that I have played on different ticket. Maybe one day

On 9/10/2013 10:53, ronnie22 said

Question....did Phillips Smith of Valdese, NC actually win the $2,500 on the Winning Wednesday Drawings on 8/28/13 and 9/4/13? Thank you....

On 9/10/2013 10:38, baddcatt326 said


On 9/10/2013 10:24, Lucke-Zone said

@ RHODA - Number one, we wish you and your family the very best. Secondly, some version of your question is probably the most common one on the Lucke-Zone blog. No player has an advantage when it comes to winning the lottery depending on where they live. The odds just play out more often where more people are taking a chance to win. We've had many lucky winners in your area. For more info, copy & paste this link into your browser:

On 9/10/2013 10:10, aj moye said

Pick me, pick me please.

On 9/10/2013 10:02, Rhoda said

I was hoping I would win because I have been playing a long time but it seems like there isn't many to win in Asheville, because most of them are won down close to Raleigh. I would like to know why there aren't more winners in Asheville. I sure need to win and I am even playing the Second Chance, but no luck. Hopefully there will more people to win in Asheville. I have a handicapped daughter so we could use the money for her.

On 9/10/2013 09:48, Lucke-Zone said

@ SLADEINU - We're glad you're happy, but we can assure you we do everything the same all the time; where good luck shows up is just a matter of... luck! We have winners from all across the state, places big & small, all the time :-)

On 9/10/2013 09:47, Lucke-Zone said

@ BADDCATT326 - You didn't read it wrong, but that winner information should only have been posted once, for the 8/28/13 drawing. It's entirely POSSIBLE to win in more than one drawing - even back to back! - but that's not the case here.

On 9/10/2013 09:25, sladeinu said

It was great to finally see winners ACROSS the Carolinas and not the typical big three. I had a win myself two days in a row on the pick three and the pick 4. Thank you NCEL for SPREADING the LOVE. I have won several prize packs but never the cash. I wont be the BRIDeSMiADE forever :-)

On 9/10/2013 09:13, baddcatt326 said

Am I reading it wrong,or did Ms.P Smith from Valdese N.C. win twice back to back? WOW!!!

On 9/10/2013 08:20, GoodMoneyG said

*Good Money* Congrats to the winners in the MM and PB - Good to see a big winner in the Q.C. To all the avid players - Good blessings to you! Anything can happen in your lifetime.

On 9/10/2013 07:52, redvoodo2002 said

I'm so going to win :)

On 9/10/2013 07:29, Lucke-Zone said

@ ELREDDICK - Hey, congrats on your $274 in Cash 5 prize money!!

On 9/10/2013 07:28, Lucke-Zone said

@ PLAYER (JBWALKER) - We've had MANY winners in the Fayetteville area. You can copy & paste this link for more info:

On 9/10/2013 12:10, kiyani said

The winning is on the way! I've been waiting tooooo!

On 9/09/2013 11:15, Player said

I feel it all over my house.

On 9/09/2013 10:32, Player said

I not my God will bless and I will be next.

On 9/09/2013 09:10, Player said


On 9/09/2013 08:23, Player said

congrads to all i finally won 100.00 on the pick 4 may be am making progress it takes time

On 9/09/2013 08:20, Player73 said

I'm claiming its going to be me next!! And a big win too!!

On 9/09/2013 07:58, Player said

good luck to the winners I will join soon

On 9/09/2013 07:51, elreddick said

I matched 4 of the 5 #'s for the Sunday drawing won 274.00 was thrilled and thankful......

On 9/09/2013 06:26, Happy said

I will have my day real soon

On 9/09/2013 04:50, Player said

Good luck to all you guys playing. Nice to see some winners near my hometown. I keep hoping to see NC teaching salaries get off the bottom of the 50 states.

On 9/09/2013 02:53, Sexystilleto said

My day is coming this month I feel it in my bones.

On 9/09/2013 02:27, Player said

Good luck to everyone especially us north carolinians

On 9/09/2013 02:23, Player said

Congrats to all the winners.I'm next....

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