Dream vacation, pick-up truck on winners' lists

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A dream vacation and a new Ford pick-up truck are among the plans for some of our state's newest lottery winners.

David Brantley, a Vietnam veteran from Henderson, won $750,000 playing Jumbo Bucks. And he had a clear idea what he planned to do on his way home from lottery headquarters. “In 68 years I’ve had cars, but I’ve never had a new car,” the Vietnam veteran said. “Wiley David Brantley is going to get a brand-new Ford pick-up truck.”

For Reginald Caldwell, a food manufacturing supervisor from Charlotte, a $200,000 lottery prize in the "$" game means taking a much-needed break from the mixing room at his job. “It’s been six years since I’ve been on a real vacation,” he said. “I’m going to take my 16-year-old daughter to Charleston.”

Another winner from Charlotte, Kelly canestrare, won the $590,477 jackpot in the May 2 Carolina Cash 5 drawing. She bought a lucky Quick Pick ticket at the Friendly Mart on East Seventh Street in her hometown.

In Duplin County, Eloise Caraway became the most recent player to win $100,000 playing Mega Bucks. She bought her winning ticket at the Phoenix Mart on South Norwood Street in her hometown of Wallace.

Big Winners

Debra Evans of Jacksonville won the top prize of $75,000 on a $3 Bingo Boxes ticket. With her claim, two top prizes are still in the game.

Seven players won between $20,000 and $50,000:

- Celeste Price of New Bern: $20,000 (5/12 Mega Millions draw)
- Sharon Geiger of Winston-Salem: $25,000 (Scoop the Cash)
- Edna Sturdivant of Albemarle: $25,000 (Scoop the Cash)
- William Greene of Enfield: $30,000 (Triple 7's)
- William Hall of Concord: $50,000 (Carolina Millions)
- Jessica Williams of Chapel Hill: $50,000 (Junior Big Ol' Bucks)
- Michael Woods of Yanceyville: $50,000 (5/10 Powerball draw)

Eight more players scratched their way to $10,000 prizes:

- Zeferina Arreola of Belmont (50X The Cash)
- Lisa Deason of Bessemer City ($5,000,000 Mega Cash)
- Angela Gilchrist of Hamlet (20X The Cash)
- Bernard Hood of Nebo ($5,000,000 Mega Cash)
- Mary King of Warsaw (Mega Fortune)
- Kenneth Stone of Hurdle Mills ($5,000,000 Mega Cash)
- Sheila Taylor of Wade ($5,000,000 Mega Cash)
- Doris Williams of Clinton ("7")

Shona King of Pineville won the top prize of $7,000 on a $1 Lucky 7's ticket.

Eight players won $5,000. They were from: Fayetteville, Garner, Hiddenite, Hope Mills, Lumberton, Mooresville, Nashville, and Randleman.

Hotter temperatures are here, and we hope good luck warms up to you soon. Until next time, have a fun and safe weekend.


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On 5/25/2017 10:09, vanillacake said

I love the mega millions scratch off.. so excited to hear from you guys!! Thank you for this opportunity ??

On 5/23/2017 11:20, SWehbe said

Congrats to all who've won and good luck to all who continue dreaming to provide for your loved ones!

On 5/22/2017 04:04, Player said

Call me

On 5/22/2017 01:53, Player said

So happy for this weeks winners!Good luck next week everyone!!

On 5/22/2017 01:05, Player said

I wish everyone could win Good luck to All

On 5/22/2017 12:46, turbo said

On 5/22/2017 10:41, Player said Had 58 tickets on extreme millions disappear from my entries why**********Player there r 4 drawings! Entries do not roll over from 1 drawing to the next. Click on the promo tab n read the info/rules.

On 5/22/2017 12:35, Harry said

need to know numbers for cash 5 for May 20, 2017Lucke-Zone RepliedYou can find the numbers for any of our drawings by going to our website and looking under the games tab.

On 5/22/2017 11:56, Vimal said

I have spend around 4500$ in last 3 months for scratch off game i just won few 100$ prize . Thats is what my big prize after spending these amount. I suspect they really print real big prizes?

On 5/22/2017 10:41, Player said

Had 58 tickets on extreme millions disappear from my entries whyLucke-Zone RepliedIf you call 1-855-767-1863 someone should be able to help you figure out what's going on.

On 5/22/2017 10:06, mary said

Congratulations everyone.

On 5/22/2017 09:41, Player said

great and again count your many blessing, God is good all the time, and he is right on time. patiently waiting on my time.

On 5/22/2017 09:33, ginhollow said

Happy for all whom won ! :)

On 5/22/2017 02:30, Falkor said

Good morning LZ! Could you please tell us how many entries for last week's 5X quick cash drawing? Thank you! And good luck to everyone!Lucke-Zone RepliedFor the $500 Quick Cash drawing that happens on May 24, there are currently 243,534 entries. For the drawing that happened on May 17, there were over 225,000 entries.

On 5/22/2017 02:02, Player said

I am becoming skeptical of the extreme millions scrstch-off... wondering if a top prize of 10 million has even printed?????Lucke-Zone RepliedThe top prizes are out there. It's important to remember that there were over 17.6 million Extreme Millions scratch-off tickets printed. While we wait for a top prize winner you can track the other prizes that are being won by going to the following:

On 5/22/2017 12:42, Romaine said

Congrats to all WINNERS Always count your Blessings and let it overflow to others

On 5/21/2017 09:12, Falkor said

I agree with trying your luck with the new machines! They are awesome! I've won many times from them. Not sure if it matters if it's Food Lion, or any other store. Honestly, my play spot is a Walmart grocery store, lol. Play on everyone! Have fun and good luck!

On 5/21/2017 07:33, james said

the $30.00 extreme millions ticket, the 10 numbers are not consist with the gold bricks. the no. on the right is not under a brick, so scratch off all the way across.found a $100.00 ticket in trash

On 5/21/2017 07:05, postofficepatty said

While the lottery commission states that the winning tickets are distributed randomly throughout NC, I have become suspect. If one looks at the geography of the wining ticket winners, they do appear on a cluster. As was previously noted, the most western and the most eastern part of the state, seem to be out of the winning loop.Lucke-Zone RepliedIt's not easier to win the lottery in the middle of the state, there are just more people taking a chance to win there. Over time, every part of the state wins its fair share :-)

On 5/21/2017 06:57, Jackie said

I will be a winner

On 5/21/2017 06:34, Allythug said

Seems like most of the big winners are in the same area, the Piedmont. Send some big winners to central N.c besides Fayetteville lol. Congratulations to all the winners tho

On 5/21/2017 06:23, Arthur said

Congrats. Don't buy anymore tickets i won

On 5/21/2017 04:40, Player said

Congrats winners

On 5/21/2017 04:35, Tony said

Congratulations to the winner!!!! And everybody that played!!! Tip to everybody go to a grocery store like food loin and try your luck with the scratch tickets in the machine!

On 5/21/2017 04:01, MissMoneyBags said

Congratulation's and much success in the coming years:)

On 5/21/2017 03:06, Player said

That's great be blessed and be a ble ssing

On 5/21/2017 02:46, turbo said

LZ, I saw this on the bottom of the promotions page w/no banner headline to click on. Inquiring minds want to know, what's it all about??***(Your ticket to adventure... Play for a $200,000 top prize, then enter the second chance drawing for a chance to win a JeepĀ® Brand vehicle. Winners will be selected in four (4) separate second-chance drawings during the promotion period.) Spoiler alert ????Lucke-Zone RepliedIt is in reference to a future promotion. Thanks for making us aware of the post.

On 5/21/2017 01:38, Player said


On 5/21/2017 01:17, dealnow said

The question was asked "Why are there never any major winners west of Asheville, NC?". I would guess there aren't as many people buying ticKets there.

On 5/21/2017 01:06, Gregory said

Please put some winning tickets in Ahoskie era.I been buying 20 dallors.when tickets lat Ely have not won anything. That 5000,000 mega cash is a joke.nobody winning big money in Ahoskie.wis I could win something.

On 5/21/2017 01:04, Arneshia said

Congrats everyone

On 5/21/2017 11:44, Player said

congrates to all winners my day is coming soon!

On 5/21/2017 09:26, joeypo said

One day!, congrats every one.

On 5/21/2017 07:42, Player said

Happy for these people

On 5/21/2017 02:38, Sundown said

Congrats winners enjoy.

On 5/21/2017 02:34, chocolatechip said

Congratulations to all the winners. I hope one day I win so big it blows my mind. The next Powerball Jackpot would definitely do that. Wish me LUCK!!! Do you know when you will come out with the blue sleeves with the new logo? Also I hope you make them a little longer so you can put a $20.00 ticket in them without having to fold them. Lucke-Zone RepliedWe are in the process of distributing the sleeves, and you should see them in the near future.

On 5/20/2017 11:42, Player said

Did I win?

On 5/20/2017 11:20, Player said

Congrats to everyone.I am next!

On 5/20/2017 10:51, Player said

congrats and god bless to all smile.hope next win to me ???

On 5/20/2017 10:22, Player said

Congrats to all!

On 5/20/2017 09:20, Bernadine said


On 5/20/2017 06:28, JJohnson said

I can't wait to hit it big

On 5/20/2017 06:00, Player said

Congratulations winners can't wait till my turn!

On 5/20/2017 04:48, Metro411 said

Congrats to the winners. I have a question: I know that the video gambling games are greatly opposed in NC, but it seems difficult to keep them from cropping up. Why doesn't the NCEL and state find a way to regulate and implement them into the gaming system, since some people choose to use them as a form of entertainment? By generating pay vouchers to be cash at regional offices if a certain amount is won, and charging establishments taxes on the games, it seems like a good profit can be made. Some people are going to find a way to play these type of games one way or another.

On 5/20/2017 03:14, Tony said

"WOW WOW WOW" Congratulations and Happy Winning to all the Winner's?????? enjoy!!!

On 5/20/2017 11:50, Player said

This question has been asked before, and don't give us the standard canned NC lottery answer this time. Why are there never any major winners west of Asheville, NC? The pattern of major winner locations is suspect at best. Lucke-Zone RepliedOur winners are spread out across North Carolina. Tickets are randomly distributed across the entire state. Your odds of winning a prize on a specific game stay the same regardless of geography.

On 5/20/2017 11:22, AI4U said

Congrats to all winners! When will the NCEL create a lottery strictly for North Carolinians(state of North Carolina only). We love the cash five but how about an in state lottery. Most states have them except NC. One million jackpot that grows until someone hits it.

On 5/20/2017 10:45, zeikette said

one day, this will be me !LOL. enjoy , make good experience's.

On 5/20/2017 09:05, Player said


On 5/20/2017 08:28, monique8 said

Congratulations to all of you

On 5/20/2017 08:27, PlayerX said

Congratulations to all the winners. Gotta love NC, we are all in the money! On another note NCEL are you aware the new lottery vending machines won't take the new NC drivers license ugggh so now I have to go to the clerk. I love the machines though-they let you know if you have won $. Have a great weekend everyone and remember you gotta be in it to win it! :-)

On 5/20/2017 08:09, Player said

Bought last half of a roll on the new $30 ticket. First 13 Nothing! Won $40 on 14th and $40 on the 15th! What a ripoff ! So, only 2 winnings out of 15 tickets! Go figure!

On 5/20/2017 07:45, turbo said

Congrats to ALL those lucky winners I am happy for them. Also congrats to the 2 lucky winners who split the cash5 Friday night & won $208k each. Top Prize Winners sold in Edenton & Greensboro.

On 5/20/2017 05:36, bronxhigh said

Waiting Patiently for a nice win!

On 5/20/2017 03:25, Player said

Congrats to all winners

On 5/20/2017 02:33, Player said

Just wondering if anyone has heard anything about the new $30 tickets not matching any winning numbers but if scanned are actually winners? Purchased 9 consecutive tickets no winners. Maybe I should have scanned them Lucke-Zone RepliedYou can see how many prizes have been won on the Extreme Millions ticket, and how many are left by going to the following:

On 5/20/2017 02:17, Carmen said

Congratulations to all the winners

On 5/20/2017 12:10, gt said

Still waiting for my big one to arrive.

On 5/19/2017 08:31, Frank said

If I could only win a trip or something i would be so thankful.I never won anything. I'm a good person I like to do & help others whenever I can.I don't have very much but I don't let that stop me.I would much rather do & think of someone else before I think of myself that's how I was brought up.

On 5/19/2017 07:12, Player said

50/50 Pick 4 day

On 5/19/2017 06:11, Gregory said

Congratulations to mr.David Brantley enjoy your new truck. You deserve it you are truly blessed. Looking for my blessing from GOD. To help me in retirement. I need to fix my house aND pay off some bills.

On 5/19/2017 06:07, judy winters said

Never no winners seen ever for hiddiente or stonypoint arent we eable

On 5/19/2017 04:04, Player said

Congratulations to all the players

On 5/19/2017 04:03, maggie said

Congratulation to all

On 5/19/2017 03:15, Player said

Hope to soon win

On 5/19/2017 01:56, Player said

I had match with a cash 3 lucke rewards. What does that mean?Lucke-Zone RepliedCongratulations on getting a match. If you played pick 3 you can go to the following to see what your number combination means. If you played Cash 5 you can go to the following:

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