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N.C. Lottery Weekly Update: Of Six Big Wins This Week, Three Are $1 Million Prizes

The winner of a $1 million Mega Millions prize has already collected his prize money and two $1 million Powerball prizes have yet to be claimed.

By noon Wednesday Mega Millions winner Charlie Thur of Burgaw in Pender County had already come Raleigh to collect the $1 million he won the night before. Thur, a Navy veteran, said he would donate a portion of his winnings to the Wounded Warriors Project. {Read More}

The $1 million-winning tickets for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were sold at the Queen City Food Mart on East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte and at the Cedar Valley Family Fare on Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill. {Read More}

Two Powerball players collected the $10,000 prizes they won in recent drawings. Paul Hess of Wilmington won in the May 20 drawing and Roger Mann of Zirconia won in Wednesday’s drawing.

Two Triad-area residents collected their Carolina Cash 5 jackpots this week. Antonio Monzon of Greensboro won $335,812 in the May 30 drawing. {Read More} Just two days later, James Fetterer of Kernersville won the $53,000 jackpot.

Chad Beach, a railroad worker from Chuckey, Tenn., came to Raleigh to get the job done and collect a paycheck. Thanks to a lucky Mega Bucks ticket, he also collected a $100,000 prize at lottery headquarters. {Read More}

Gary Winbush of Fayetteville plans to make some investments after becoming the third player to claim the $200,000 top prize in the “$” instant scratch-off game. He purchased the lucky $5 ticket at the Alco on Cliffdale Road in Fayetteville.{Read More}

Eight players scratched off $10,000 wins. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Charlotte                        Leroy Herschell               $10,000                          100X The Cash

Everetts                         Taivyon Mizelle                $10,000                          $500 Mayhem

Fairview                         David Marlowe                 $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Hickory                          Keith Dula                        $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Mooresville                    Mehul Patel                     $10,000                          100X The Cash

Raleigh                          Henrietta Jenrette            $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Vass                              Dale Briggs                     $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Washington                    Angela Sawyer                $10,000                          Trucks & Bucks

From May 29 through June 4, instant players won $24.7 million and draw game players won more than $6.8 million, including $3.1 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 $3.7 million in prizes. In all, players won more than $31.5 million in prizes statewide.

Ticket sales have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $3.8 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.