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Lottery Players Across NC Win $19M Last Week, Powerball Jumps To $189M Cash Prize, $330M Annuity

Feb. 17, 2014. Since Thursday, Feb. 6, lottery players in North Carolina won more than $19 million in prizes. During that time, players of instant scratch-off games won more than $15.5 million. Players of draw games won more than $4.2 million in total prizes.

Gastonia man wins ‘absolutely fantastic’ $1 million lottery prize

“I had to look at it twice,’” recalled Danny Langford, who beat odds of 1 in 1.1 million to win the prize. “This feels absolutely fantastic. This is going to help my family quite a bit.” 

Fayetteville man wins $750,000 scratch-off prize

Alexander Pickle is the latest player to claim a top prize in the lottery’s Jumbo Bucks game.

Couple of 42 years wins ‘nice Valentine’s Day present’

Shirley and Stanley Davis of Raeford enjoy playing lottery draw games as a couple. Winning $348,078 in Sunday’s Carolina Cash 5 drawing, they said, will help them enjoy retirement together. 

Cary man on $200,000 win: ‘Never in my wildest dreams’

James Derosier of Cary is the latest player to win the top prize in the 20X The Cash game.

Catawba County woman to pay off car loans with $150,000 prize

“I went out to the car and started scratching and won $5 on the first ticket,” Meghan Lamberth said. “Then I started scratching the other one and thought I had won $150. Then I saw the three zeroes and my hand started shaking.” 

Mega Millions Report 

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $139 million if taken as an annuity or $76.4 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s drawing, 33,960 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000 totaling $72,043. In the Feb. 7 drawing, 34,088 tickets won $83,406 in prizes ranging from $1 to $1,500.

Powerball Report 

Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $330 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $189 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced 19,690 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000 totaling $134,744.The Saturday, Feb.8 Powerball drawing produced 25,320 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000 totaling $161,242.