N.C. Lottery Weekly Update: Cash 5, Scratch-Offs Pay Off in Big Way Across State

Published Monday, April 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

Since last Thursday, players across the state scratched and matched their way to more than $21 million in prizes.

Two tickets from the April 16 Carolina Cash 5 drawing matched all five numbers to split the $754,482 jackpot, the largest in the game since January of last year. Michael Scarlett of Lexington plans to use his $377,241 share to pay bills and buy his wife a Corvette convertible. {Read More} The second share of the jackpot was claimed by John Walker of Gastonia. {Read More}

Jill Stillwell of Dallas, N.C, and her husband, Woodrow, said a $242,935 Cash 5 jackpot that they won Wednesdaynight will mean a car for their grand-niece and a “cushion” for their savings account. {Read More}

Three players scratched their way to a six-figure prize this week.

Charles Benjamin of New Bern caught quite a few catfish and brim on Saturday morning, but the catch of the day would weigh in as a $150,000 lottery prize in the Trucks & Bucks game. {Read More}

Hildebran resident Emmett Willis III became the second player to claim the $150,000 top prize in the new Trucks & Bucks game. {Read More}

Over in Siler City, Fredy Gonzalez says he will use the $100,000 he won playing the Crossword 10X game to pay off the mortgage on his home. {Read More}

Thirteen more players won prizes of $10,000 to $80,849 this week. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Apex                              Mark Smith                      $50,000                          Super Loteria

Creedmoor                     Summer Medlin                $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Granite Falls                  James Barnes                 $10,000                          Powerball (3-28-15)

Greensboro                    Paul Topolka                   $10,000                          100X The Cash

Greenville                      Kermit Lyle                      $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Hudson                          Barbara Miller                  $10,000                          Trucks & Bucks
Indian Trail                     Tamiko Redfern               $80,849                          Carolina Cash 5 (1-27-15)

Kannapolis                     Michael Hardin                 $20,000                          $1,000,000 Jackpot

Lumberton                      Victor Brewington            $60,335                          Carolina Cash 5 (2-4-15)

Moravian Falls                Warren Osborne              $50,000                          100X The Cash
Rocky Mount                  Karneilius Richardson      $20,000                          Diamonds 2X

Seagrove                       Philip Morgan                  $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Winston-Salem               Abelardo Diaz                  $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

From April 17 through April 23, instant players won $16.9 million and draw game players won more than $4.8 million, including $4.4 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Mega Millions and Powerball players won more than $352,000 in prizes. In all, players won more than $21 million in prizes statewide.

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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