1000 x 90

N.C. Lottery Weekly Wrap-up: Two $1 Million Wins Mark Largest of the Week

This week, players across the state scratched and matched their way to more than $22.9 million in prizes this week, including two $1 million wins.

The first big winner of the week is Catherine Harris, an engineer from Raleigh. She said that on the morning of Feb. 11 she woke up with a feeling that it was going to be a great day. Little did she know that she and her two brothers would go on to win $1 million in that night’s Powerball drawing. {Read More}

Alex Walls of Laurinburg says that besides his lovely wife, winning $1 million on a 50X The Cash scratch-off ticket is the best Valentine’s Day gift he’s ever received. {Read More}

Nineteen instant prizes of $10,000 to $52,516 were claimed by winners. They are:

Hometown                      Winner                                Prize Won                        Game Played

Battleboro                      William Bryant                 $50,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Charlotte                        James Alexander             $50,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Charlotte                        Virgilio Barreto                 $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Cherokee                       Greg Smith                      $10,000                          $200 Million Blowout

Durham                          Ernest Witherspoon         $25,000                          $200,000 Jackpot

Durham                          Charles Benedict             $10,000                          20X The Cash

Enka                              Virgile Ramsey                $10,000                          20X The Cash

Fayetteville                    Martin Hughes                 $10,000                          $4,000,000 Multiplier Spectacular

Garner                           Ronnie Johnson               $10,000                          Golden 7’s

Greenville                      Carolyn Parker                $10,000                          5X The Cash

Greenville                      Thurnall Robertson          $10,000                          Jumbo Bucks

High Point                      Henry Harris                    $10,000                          20X The Cash

Hudson                          Barbara Miller                  $50,000                          50X The Cash

Mount Pleasant              Gary Massiello                $69,198                          Carolina Cash 5 / 2-13-15

Raleigh                          Danielle Jones                 $50,000                          50X The Cash

Weaverville                    Sonia Escobedo               $10,000                          Powerball / 2-11-15

Wilmington                     Brenda Williams               $10,000                          50X The Cash

Winnabow                      Ronald Pezzote                $52,516                          Carolina Cash 5 / 2-18-15

Winston-Salem               Kimberly Ahlstrom           $10,000                          $120 Million Cash

From Feb. 13 through Feb. 19, instant players won more than $18 million and draw game players won $4.9 million, including $4.6 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 $313,247 in prizes.

Carolina Pick 3 players won more than $3 million in prizes this week. The Feb. 19 evening drawing’s 2-1-9 number combination resulted in $1,168,849 in prizes to 5,998 tickets.

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.

# # #

For prizes greater than $5,000, 25% federal tax and 5.75% state tax are automatically withheld.