May 12, 2014. Since Thursday, May 1, lottery players in North Carolina won more than $22.3 million in prizes including wins of $10,000 to $1 million across 19 towns and cities. During that time, players of instant scratch-off games won more than $17.4 million. Players of draw games won $4.9 million in total prizes.
Raseane Denny is the second player to win the game’s top prize.
“It’s starting to hit me now,” April Thompson said as she held her check for the first time. “I don’t think I’m going to stop smiling any time soon.”
Ahmed Hassan of Lackawanna, N.Y. is the first player to win the top prize in the new White Hot 5’s game.
Mega Millions Report
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $105 million if taken as an annuity or $60.3 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 31,235 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000 totaling $81,199. In the May 2 drawing, 30,782 tickets won $126,357 in prizes ranging from $1 to $25,000.
Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $80 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $47.5 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced 10,301 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $200 totaling $63,166. The Saturday, May 3 Powerball drawing produced 13,309 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $400 totaling $121,327.