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N.C. Lottery Update: Nine Players Win Prizes From $150,000 to $3M This Past Week

Nine players across the state scratched or matched their way to prizes from $150,000 to $3 million this week.

Jackpot Game Report

Players in this weekend’s Mega Millions and Powerball games have the chance to win a nine-figure jackpot.

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $194 million if taken as an annuity or $117 million if taken as a lump sum. The jackpot has rolled since the March 24 drawing when a player from New York claimed the $59 million jackpot.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $138 million if taken as an annuity or $86.3 million if the lump sum option is chosen.

A lucky $2 Quick Pick Powerball ticket paid off in a big way to four Clinton residents this week. B.A. Gautier, Albert Smith, Joy Darden and Wilda Falatovich are celebrating after winning $1 million in Wednesday’s drawing. {Read More}

Big Winner Report

The biggest win of the week went to James Anthony Jr., a house painter from Cramerton. He plans to use the $3 million prize he won playing the $120 Million Cash game to get a captain’s license and purchase a boat to start a deep sea fishing charter business. {Read More}

Archdale resident Ronald Thompson is the latest player to win $1 million playing the 100X The Cash game. He scratched off the lucky $20 ticket after purchasing it at the TMM 2 store on U.S. 311 in Archdale on Sunday. {Read More}

The Stanly County town of Oakboro is home to nearly 2,000 people. One of those people, Jerry Owens, claimed a $1 million prize in the $200 Million Blowout game this week. {Read More}

Darrell Wessinger and Deborah Singletary of Selma are the latest players to win $1 million playing the $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular game. {Read More}

Carolina Cash 5 paid off in a big way to Gastonia resident Shanta Johnson, who matched all five numbers in the May 13 drawing to win the $357,433 jackpot. {Read More}

Two Fayetteville players had good luck playing instant scratch-off games this week.

Candace Hunt of Fayetteville considers May 14 to be her lucky day. Not only is it her birthday, but her son’s, as well. This year, after the birthday celebrations were over, she found yet another reason to smile when she scratched off the $200,000 top prize in the $200,000 Gold Rush game.  {Read More}

Ronald Monroe, a community advocate from Fayetteville, is the first player to win the $150,000 top prize in the Emerald 7’s game. {Read More}

In the western part of the state, Heather Raimo, an accountant from Pineola, plans to use the $150,000 top prize she won on her MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ ticket to pay bills, save for the future and maybe take a vacation. {Read More}

Rockingham residents Richard McFayden and his mother Katherine McFayden are the latest players to win the $150,000 top prize in the new $500 Mayhem game. {Read More}

Fifteen more players won prizes of $10,000 to $50,000 this week. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Cary                              Anthony Morgan              $10,000                          100X The Cash

Charlotte                        Jonathan White                $25,000                          Emerald 7’s

Conway, S.C.                 Ralph LaCarbonara          $10,000                          $1,000 a Week for Life!

Fayetteville                    Don Hanks                      $50,000                          Junior Big Ol’ Bucks

Great Neck, N.Y.            Fariborz Livian                 $10,000                          Millionaire 7’s

Kernersville                    Paulito Quintanilla            $10,000                          Powerball (5-13-15)

Kings Mountain              Steven Ramsey               $10,000                          50X The Cash

Lansing                          Violet Bare                       $20,000                          $1,000,000 Jackpot

Locust                            Donald Freeman              $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Pittsboro                        Linda Cooper                   $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Rockingham                   Maxine Utley                   $50,000                          10X the Cash

Rockingham                   Thomas Brooks               $10,000                          100X The Cash

Statesville                      Billy White                       $10,000                          100X The Cash

Union Mills                     Gary Lynch                      $10,000                          100X The Cash

West Jefferson               Mack Johnson                 $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

From May 15 through May 21, instant players won $23.3 million and draw game players won $5.8 million, including $4.4 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 more than $1.4 million in prizes. In all, players won more than $29.1 million in prizes statewide.