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Lottery Players Across NC Win $25.4M Last Week

March 24, 2014. Since Thursday, March 13, lottery players in North Carolina won more than $25.4 million in prizes. During that time, players of instant scratch-off games won more than $20.3 million. Players of draw games won more than $5.1 million in total prizes.

Mega Millions Report

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $15 million if taken as an annuity or $8.3 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 155,180 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000 totaling $389,362. In the March 14 drawing, 85,293 tickets won $205,909 in prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000.

Powerball Report

Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $96 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $55.1 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced 14,452 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000 totaling $101,696. The Saturday, March 15 Powerball drawing produced 15,870 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $1 million totaling $1,177,389.

Big Winner Report

Cleveland County man wins $1,000 a week for life scratch-off prize

“I scratched it off at home and just started hollering and jumping for joy,” Larry Holmes said as he collected his winnings on Thursday.

Sanford woman on $1 million win: ‘My life changed overnight’

“I almost hit the floor when I saw I had won,” Vickie Richmond said. “I kept looking at it to see if it was really real. I couldn’t sleep because I was afraid it was a dream.”

Union County poultry farmer wins $1 million instantly

Gersain Gomez Perez of Marshville scratched off his $10 Color of Money ticket and couldn’t believe his eyes. “I said to my friends, ‘Can you check this? I think I won $1 million!’” he said. “They were excited. To this moment I still can’t believe it.”

Wilmington woman wins $250,000 lottery prize

Linda Rice is the latest player to win the top prize in the $250,000 Cash Money game.

Harnett County man to save $235,541 Cash 5 prize for the future

“It really is hard to believe,” Tracy Sheils said. “We checked and double-checked the numbers on the phone, the TV and the computer. Then we triple-checked.”

Two-time winner claims $150,000 ‘pot o’ gold’ on St. Patrick’s Day

Some might say Tony Summerlin has “the luck of the Irish.” After winning $100,000 in July of 2012, the Granite Falls man claimed another big prize on Monday. 

Parent’s advice leads to $149,227 Cash 5 win for son visiting from Florida

Mauro Oliveira, a health insurance manager from Miami Lakes in Florida, says he plans to take a trip after winning the Feb. 22 jackpot.