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N.C. Lottery Weekly Wrap-Up, Lottery Prizes Top $23M

Sept. 8, 2014. Pick 3 players who like to play triple 8’s saw a seven-figure payout in a week where lottery winners across the state scratched and matched their way to $23 million in total prizes. Prizes of $1 million and $150,000 were also awarded and a trio of Cash 5 tickets split a jackpot worth nearly half a million dollars.

For Pick 3 players who had a ticket for the number 8-8-8 in Saturday’s daytime drawing, the winning three-digit combination resulted in $1.6 million in total prizes. An exact match on a $1 Pick 3 ticket wins the game’s top prize of $500. In all, Pick 3 players won more than $4.3 million this week.

A Johnston County man scratched off a $1 million prize, the largest individual lottery prize of the week. Ernest Thorb Jr. of Clayton won the prize after buying a $10 ticket for the Millionaire 7’s game at the Raceway 991 on South Saunders Street in Raleigh. Six $1 million prizes, five $100,000 prizes – and many other prizes – remain to be claimed in the $10 game. {Read More}

Another instant winner is Victoria Anthony, a Navy veteran from Oak City in Martin County. She was left “speechless” over the Labor Day weekend when one of her lottery tickets turned out to have a $150,000 prize. Her good luck came on a White Hot 5’s ticket she bought at the Wilco on Academy Street in Robersonville. {Read More}

One of the Cash 5 players to win a third of Thursday’s $474,405 Cash 5 jackpot has already claimed his winnings. Randel Holland, a Raleigh businessman, woke up at 3 a.m. Friday, checked his Cash 5 tickets, and said he was too excited to go back to sleep. He bought his $158,135 winning Quick Pick ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. {Read More}

The other two Cash 5 tickets to win $158,135 shares of the jackpot were sold at Woodies on Tryon Street inCharlotte and the AAA Mart on N.C. 66 South in Kernersville. The winning numbers in the drawing were 2-6-10-23-24. The other ticketholders have 180 days to make their way to lottery headquarters to claim.

Since Thursday, Aug. 28, lottery players won more than $16.8 million playing instant games and more than $6.5 million playing draw games. Sixteen prizes awarded were worth between $10,000 and $50,000. In alphabetical order by the winner’s hometown, they are:


Mega Millions Report

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $33 million if taken as an annuity or $19.7 million if taken as a lump sum. In the Aug. 29 Mega Millions drawing, 23,648 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000, totaling $46,878. In Tuesday’s drawing, 18,566 tickets won $43,922 in prizes ranging from $1 to $500.

Powerball Report

Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $110 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $67.9 million if taken as a lump sum. The Aug. 30 drawing produced 13,902 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $200, totaling $93,879. Wednesday’s drawing produced 14,025 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $300, totaling $104,196.