N.C. Lottery: Eighteen Players Across the State Win Prizes from $10,000 to $20,000

Published Monday, March 2, 2015 at 9:31 am

Lottery history was made Monday as Marie Holmes of Shallotte claimed her share of a $564 million Powerball jackpot, a $188 million prize that became the largest claimed in North Carolina since the lottery began. In addition to the jackpot win, players across the state scratched and matched their way to more than $20.8 million in prizes, including 18 wins from $10,000 to $100,000.

Holmes became the sixth player in the state to win a multi-state jackpot. She plans to use a portion of her winnings to further her education in the field of nursing. {Read More}

Since last Thursday, players across the state scratched and matched their way to more than $20.8 million in prizes, including 18 wins from $10,000 to $100,000.

Outside of the Powerball jackpot, the largest win of the week went to Brandon Nibert of Asheville. He is the latest player to win the $100,000 top prize in the Crossword 10X game. He purchased the lucky $5 ticket at Ingles on Tunnel Road in Asheville. {Read More}

Seventeen prizes of $10,000 to $94,764 were claimed by winners this week. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Angier                            Bobby Dorman                 $20,000                          $1,000,000 Jackpot

Bahama                         Sue Atkins                       $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Candler                          Vanessa Holston              $50,000                          10X The Cash

Cary                              Phi Le                              $50,000                          Carolina Cash 5 / 2-22-15

Charlotte                        Thiphavan Inthavong        $50,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Chattanooga, Tenn.        Brillard Kelley                  $50,000                          10X The Cash

Fayetteville                    Priscilla Thomas              $10,000                          Millionaire 7’s

Garner                           Derrick Tucker                $10,000                          50X The Cash

Hope Mills                      Edna Rojas                      $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Jamestown                     Richard Hutchens            $94,764                          Carolina Cash 5 / 2-21-15

Kannapolis                     Chintana Chanthavisouk   $20,000                          Powerball / 2-21-15

La Grange                      Bradley Hood                   $10,000                          $

Macclesfield                   Jennifer Webb                 $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Middlesex                      Bryan Caves                    $20,000                          $1,000,000 Jackpot

New Bern                       James Cuthbertson          $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Sherrills Ford                 Martha Crenshaw             $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Waxhaw                         Ying Chen                       $10,000                          Powerball / 2-11-15

From Feb. 20 through Feb. 26, instant players won more than $16.9 million and draw game players won $3.9 million, including $3.5 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Since last weekend’s drawings, Mega Millions and Powerball players won $416,993 in prizes.

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $127 million annuity or an $81.4 million lump sum. Saturday’s Powerball players have a chance to win an $80 million annuity or a $52.3 million lump sum.

Ticket sales have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $3.6 billion for the state. Net proceeds will be used this year to help pay salaries of teachers and teacher assistants, for pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, for school construction and repair, and 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.

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