Aug. 4, 2014. A $1 million scratch-off winner and a Carolina Cash 5 jackpot lead a week that brought more than $19 million in prizes to lottery players across the state.
Barry Gaines of Kannapolis is the latest North Carolinian to scratch off the $1 million price in the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular game. He purchased his lucky ticket Sunday night at All Checks Cashed on South Cannon Boulevard in Kannapolis.
“I had a feeling that one day I’d hit it big,” Gaines said as he collected his winnings Monday morning. “”I just don’t know how to explain it. It feels great.”
The retirement fund for Rudolph Laviner of Wagram got bigger after he won Monday’s Carolina Cash 5 jackpot of $158,172. Laviner, a 71-year-old maintenance manager, said he has been working and saving for his retirement for a long time. His lucky numbers matched all five numbers in the drawing, beating odds of 1 in 575,757.
Since Thursday, July 24, lottery players won more than $14.9 million playing instant games and more than $4.1 million playing draw games. Thirteen prizes awarded were worth between $10,000 and $53,732. In alphabetical order by the winner’s hometown, they are:
|Hometown||Winner||Prize Won||Game Played|
|Asheville||Vadim Tehnilenco||$10,000||Multiplier Spectacular|
|Burlington||Robert Flack||$10,000||$5,000 a Week for Life|
|Charlotte||Stacy Danner||$10,000||$120 Million Cash|
|Durham||Ernest Thompson||$10,000||Millionaire 7’s|
|Greensboro||Jerry Walker||$10,000||Millionaire 7’s|
|Hillsborough||John Riggs||$53,732||Carolina Cash 5|
|Lexington||Mat Peters||$30,000||Triple Fortune|
|Raleigh||Ahmad Ajaj||$10,000||$200,000 Extreme Cash|
|Roanoke Rapids||Jose Santiago||$10,000||White Hot 5’s|
|Rocky Point||Edelma Holmes||$30,000||Red Hot|
|Salisbury||Jean Allen||$25,000||Mega Millions|
|Zebulon||Albert Height||$10,000||Jumbo Bucks|
Mega Millions Report
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $87 million if taken as an annuity of $51.2 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 23,458 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000, totaling $72,765. In the July 25 drawing, 26,781 tickets won $110,108 in prizes ranging from $1 to $25,000.
Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $70 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $42.3 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced 11,241 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000, totaling $95,316. The Saturday, July 26 Powerball drawing produced 12,231 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $200, totaling $75,338.
Where the Money Goes
Ticket sales have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $3.4 billion for the state. Net proceeds are used for prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, digital learning initiatives, need-based college scholarships and financial aid.
For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in each of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website.