Nov. 4, 2013. Since Thursday, Oct. 24, lottery players in North Carolina won more than $19.1 million in prizes. During that time, players of instant scratch-off games won more than $13.4 million. Players of draw games won more than $5.7 million in total prizes.
Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $87 million if taken as an annuity or $48.4 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s drawing, 28,191 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $5,000, totaling $74,295. In the Friday, Oct. 25 drawing, 28,370 tickets won $55,711 in prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000.
Weekend Powerball players have the chance to win a $60 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $35 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s drawing produced 13,908 winning tickets with prizes from $4 to $1 million for a total of $1,096,757. The Saturday, Oct. 26 Powerball drawing produced 14,943 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $200 totaling $104,839.
Big Winners Report
“I was sitting at home looking at the computer,” said Frank Garland, who beat odds of 1 in 575,757 to win the jackpot. “I just checked the numbers over and over.”
“I had it with me the whole time and had no idea,” said Andre Bost, who beat odds of 1 in 575,757 to win the jackpot.
“I can already feel the weight being lifted,” Ann Beaver said as she received her $200,000 20X The Cash prize.
“I know one thing is for sure,” Jose Belardo said as he received his winnings. “I’m going to give my daughters the Christmas that I never got to have. This feels so good.”
Other winners across North Carolina
This week, prizes of $10,000 or more were won or claimed by players across the state.
Winners in the Oct. 31 Carolina Cash 5 drawing: