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N.C. Lottery Weekly Winner Wrap-Up: Two $1 Million Prizes Won Among Nearly $20M in Prizes Last Week

Dec. 15, 2014. This week’s biggest winners include players from Charlotte and Liberty who scratched their way to $1 million prizes and 12 others who won trips to Las Vegas for the chance to play for $1 million on the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ TV game show.

lotteryOne of two $1 million winners this week is Charles Mobley of Charlotte. He bought a lucky Millionaire Jingle Bucks ticket at Raceway on Brookshire Boulevard in Charlotte. “I paused for a second,” Mobley recalled. “Then it finally hit me – I won $1 million.” {Read More}

Greg Hughes of Liberty won his $1 million prize on a Millionaire 7’s ticket. A driver for a sanitation company, Hughes said that collecting his prize money just before Christmas makes the season even merrier. “Everybody’s going to get their present now,” he said with a smile. {Read More}

Twelve lucky lottery winners in North Carolina are preparing to travel to Las Vegas next month for a chance to appear on the first MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ lottery television game show. They are Ebadullah Nasery of Raleigh, Kevin Jones of Holly Springs, Antonios Karamalegos of Pinehurst, Kay Lawson of Mount Airy, Tim Simpson of Greensboro, Ronnie Hobbs of Concord, Ronald Laws of Ellenboro, Mike Syfrett of Eastover, Anette Roberts of Aurora, Bernie Sakmar of Charlotte, Linda Harding of Fayetteville, and Beverly Jacobsen of Lake Junaluska. {Read More}

Another big winner, James Latta of Durham, said beating the odds to win a $289,451 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot feels like an “out-of-body experience.” Latta used his own set of lucky numbers to become the only winner of Sunday’s jackpot with a ticket he purchased at the East Campus Family Fare on Broad Street in Durham. {Read More}

A pair of instant winners cashed in six-figure prizes. Shakia Moran of Fayetteville, who works as an assistant sales manager at a furniture store, plans to use the $150,000 prize she won playing the new Joker’s Wild game to pay bills and purchase a home for her family. {Read More} Jerry King, a retired utility worker from Greenville, plans to use the $100,000 prize he won playing Mega Bucks to pay bills and help a local family have a special Christmas.{Read More}

Eleven more players won prizes from $10,000 to 30,000 this week. In alphabetical order by the winner’s hometown, they are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played/Draw Date

Asheville                        Chad Ledford                   $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Aulander                        Candace Jenkins             $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Cashiers                        James Baumgarner          $20,000                          Powerball (12/6/14)

Charlotte                        Kent Reid                        $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Fayetteville                    William Skipper                $10,000                          $5,000 a Week for Life!

Fuquay-Varina                Brian Davis                      $10,000                          Jumbo Jingle Bucks

Fuquay-Varina                Robert Harrison               $10,000                          Powerball (11/26/14)

Polkton                          Rosalba Arguelles Espinoza      $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

Randleman                     Michael Cranford             $10,000                          Millionaire 7’s

Siler City                        LeTerence Degraffenreaidt        $30,000                          Triple Play

Waynesville                   Tracy Goodson                $10,000                          Powerball (12/10/14)

In all, from Dec. 4 – 11, players of instant scratch-off games won $14.9 million and draw game players added $4.4 million more for a total of more than $19.3 million statewide.

Mega Millions Report
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $102 million if taken as an annuity or $63.9 million if taken as a lump sum. In the Dec. 5 Mega Millions drawing, 28,422 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000, totaling $98,098. In Tuesday’s drawing, 25,988 tickets won $93,677 in prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000.

Powerball Report
Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win an estimated $70 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $44.1 million if taken as a lump sum. In the Dec. 6 Powerball drawing, 11,620 tickets won prizes ranging from $4 to $20,000, totaling $93,082.Wednesday’s drawing produced 11,097 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000, totaling $76,631.

MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ Report
Players won $15,401 in the Dec. 5 MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ drawing.Friday’s Top Prize is a $25 million annuity, worth $15.4 million cash. If the Top Prize is won on Friday, 18 more players across the country will win a $1 million MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB prize.

All or Nothing Report
Players in the All or Nothing game collected $275,720 in prizes this week, including 33 prizes of $500. Drawings occur every day at approximately 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.Tickets cost $2 for a chance to win a Top Prize of $250,000.

Where the Money Goes
Ticket sales have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $3.5 billion for the state. North Carolina Education Lottery 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, 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.