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Seven Wins of $100,000 to $2 Million Awarded To Lucky Winners This Past Week in NC Lottery

July 14, 2014. A pair of seven-figure lottery wins were among the largest of the week as seven prizes of $100,000 or more were awarded since Wednesday, July 2.

Marilyn Fields of Raleigh, a graduate and long-time employee of Shaw University, said a portion of her $2 million Powerball prize would be used to fully fund a scholarship in her family’s name. The North Carolina native, who purchased her lucky Power Play ticket at the Food Lion on Six Forks Road, won the prize by matching all five white balls drawn inWednesday’s Powerball drawing. {Read Story}

Another Raleigh resident, Louise Hare, was on her way to eat dinner Tuesday night when she cashed in some winning lottery tickets at the Stop 1 Market on Peace Street. While there, she bought a $5 ticket for the $250,000 Cash Money game that won her the top prize of $250,000. “I’m excited about it,” she said. “It gives me the freedom to explore needs in the community, and try to make a difference.” {Read Story and See Photo}

A Triangle-area homemaker said winning $1 million instantly means she can pay off her mortgage and take a trip to Hawaii. Arneta Belton of Durham bought a $10 ticket for the Millionaire 7’s instant game at the Beaver Pond Family Fare on Roxboro Road. “I was so excited I couldn’t eat or sleep,” Belton said. “It feels great and I’m very happy.” {Read Story and See Photo}

Across the state in Union County, a newspaper carrier celebrated after winning a $278,448 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot in the nightly drawing held on July 4th. “It feels really cool to win on Independence Day,” said Christopher Young, who lives in Monroe. “I’m going to buy a new car for my wife and one for myself then save the rest for the future.” He purchased the lucky ticket at the Kangaroo Express on Weddington Road in Monroe. {Read Story and See Photo}

Two hours northwest of Monroe in Caldwell County, a landscaping maintenance worker from Patterson said that scratching off $150,000 means he can finish his home renovations. “I’ve been saving and working on our house for the past eight years,” said Christopher Erskine. “It is a relief to finally be able to finish it for my family.” He purchased his winning ticket at the Cubbard Express on Beecher Anderson Road in Lenoir. {Read Story}

Not far away in Wilkesboro, a local magistrate said she was stunned to win $100,000 instantly playing a Mega Bucks ticket. “It’s awesome that we can help the education programs and have fun at the same time,” said Tyler Roten. “Anything we can do for education is a positive.” She bought the $5 ticket at the P&J Express on U.S. 421 West in Wilkesboro. {Read Story and See Photo}

The seventh of the week’s biggest wins belonged to Lucila Santana of Winston-Salem. Santana said that some of the $100,000 she won in the Cold Hard Cash game will support her children’s education. “My children are in school so I like to help in any way I can,” Santana said. “It makes me feel good to know lottery money helps education.” Santana was in High Point visiting her brother when she purchased the lucky $5 ticket at the Kivett Drive Grocery on Oneka Street. {Read Story}

In all, lottery players across the state won $19.2 million playing instant games and more than $6.6 million playing draw games, totaling more than $25.8 million in prizes. Fourteen prizes awarded were worth between $10,000 and $79,093. In alphabetical order by the winner’s hometown, they are:


Mega Millions Report

Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $32 million if taken as an annuity or $18.3 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 23,558 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $25,000, totaling $105,958. In the July 4 drawing, 19,851 tickets won $61,823 in prizes ranging from $1 to $2,500.

Powerball Report

Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $40 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $23.4 million if taken as a lump sum. Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced 16,211 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $2 million, totaling $2,098,259. The Saturday, July 5 Powerball drawing produced 18,801 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000, totaling $168,981.