N.C. Education Lottery Players Win $17.6M in Prizes Since Dec. 13, Powerball Jackpot is currently at $40M

Published Friday, December 21, 2012 at 10:23 am
Dec. 21, 2012. Since Thursday, Dec. 13, players of N.C. Education Lottery games won more than $17.6 million in prizes with more than $11.8 million awarded to winners of instant scratch-off games. Players of North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4 and Cash 5 won more than $5.4 million in total prizes.
 
Players in Saturday’s Powerball drawing have the chance to win an estimated $40 million if taken as an annuity or $26.1 million if taken as a lump sum. The Wednesday, Dec. 19 drawing produced 16,839 winning tickets worth from $4 to $40,000, totaling $167,554. In the Dec. 15 drawing, 16,351 tickets won prizes from $4 to $200 for a total of $115,191.
 
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $12 million if taken as an annuity or $9 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s drawing, 8,858 tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $450 and totaled $60,294. In the Friday, Dec. 14 drawing, 8,439 tickets won $59,478 in prizes ranging from $2 to $600.
 
Big Winner Report
Lottery winner was expecting company, not $420,731 jackpot
“I’m very thankful for this gift that’s been bestowed on me,” said Fred McNeil of Holly Springs as he collected his prize money at lottery headquarters. “I’m very fortunate.”
 
Carolina Pick 3 Report
Triple digits paid off in a big way for Carolina Pick 3 players in the Wednesday, Dec. 19 evening drawing. The 1-1-1 combination resulted in a prize payout of more than $2.5 million. This marked the tenth time a triple number combination was selected in a Carolina Pick 3 drawing in 2012.
 
Other winners across North Carolina 
This week, prizes of $10,000 or more were won or claimed by players across the state.
 
Winner in the Dec. 20 Carolina Cash 5 drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Unknown                            Unknown                   $122,817                   Dobbs Place of Lumberton
                                                                                                            2806 W. 5th St., Lumberton
Winner in the Dec. 19 Powerball drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Kimberly Allen                    Four Oaks                 $40,000                     Sheetz #479
                                                                                                            13433 N.C. 210, Benson
Winner in the Dec. 17 Carolina Cash 5 drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Coney Harris                      Youngsville                $59,524                     E. Norris Bailey & Son
                                                                                                            6708 Zebulon Rd., Wake Forest
Winner in the Dec. 15 Carolina Cash 5 drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Levander Choplin                Goldsboro                  $83,586                     Skylight Express Mart
                                                                                                            720 E. Ash St., Goldsboro
Winner in the Dec. 11 Mega Millions drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Travis Asbury,                    Various                      $10,000                     Wilco #108
Gustavo Montes & Chris Priddy                                                             3331 Thomasville Rd., Winston-Salem
 
Winner in the Nov.24 Powerball drawing:
Winner                                    Hometown                 Amount Won            Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Michael Ellis                       Fayetteville                $10,000                     Harris Teeter #25
                                                                                                            2800 Raeford Rd., Fayetteville
Instant scratch-off ticket top tier prize winners:
Winners                            Hometown                 Amount Won            Game Played
Brandon Beaver                Polkville                    $50,000                     Loteria
Shelby Biggs                       Morganton                 $50,000                     Cold Cash Lines
Penelope Foster                   Garner                       $25,000                     Bah Humbucks
Jovanka Barisic                 Charlotte                   $10,000                     10X the Payout
Brandon Cruz                      Cameron                   $10,000                     20X The Money
Bobby Evans                        Smithfield                  $10,000                     $2,500 a Week for Life!
Alice Foster                           Spring Hope              $10,000                     $1,000 a Week for Life!
Deborah Hunter                  Cheraw, S.C.             $10,000                     $5,000 a Week for Life!
Brandon Matheson             Kings Mountain          $10,000                     $2,500 a Week for Life!
John Russell                         Winston-Salem          $10,000                     Super Lucky 7’s
David Settle                          Winston-Salem          $10,000                     $5,000 a Week for Life!
 
To date, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $2.58 billion for the state and education
initiatives it serves. 
Net proceeds are used for prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, 
teachers’ salaries in grades K-3 with a goal of keeping class size low, school construction
and need-based college scholarships and financial aid. For prizes of $5,000 and greater, 
25% federal tax and 7% state tax are automatically withheld.

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