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Weekly NC Lottery Update: Newland Woman Wins $20,000, and a $137,263 Prize is Purchased in Spruce Pine

lotteryApril 19, 2013. Since Thursday, April 11, players of N.C. Education Lottery games won more than $19.4 million in prizes with more than $14.3 million awarded to winners of instant scratch-off games. Players of draw games won more than $5.1 million in total prizes. The Ingles in Spruce Pine was the home of a winning Carolina Cash Drawing worth more than $137,000 (see below), and a Newland woman won $20,000 (see below). 

Big Winner Report

Gates County man wins half of $274,526 Cash 5 jackpot
Larry Weikert of Corapeake is the first to claim one of two tickets worth $137,263 in the Tuesday, April 16 drawing.

Haywood County man to pay for son’s master’s degree with $100,000 lottery prize
“My son was the first to see that we’d won,” said Brian Fisher. “He almost passed out. He was so excited.”

Laurinburg man’s big win prediction comes true with $100,000 prize
Tommy Sipka says he always knew he would win a big prize. His prediction came true when he scratched off the top prize in the $100,000 Crossword game.

Mega Millions Report

Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $83 million if taken as an annuity or $62.5 million if taken as a lump sum. In Tuesday’s drawing, 9,264 tickets won prizes ranging from $2 to $10,000, totaling $70,747.

Two tickets from Tuesday’s drawing, both worth $10,000, were sold by the same store. The lucky store is the Poor Boy General Store & Grill on Poor Boy Farm Road in Knightdale.

In the Friday, April 12 drawing, 10,979 tickets won $75,202 in prizes ranging from $2 to $450.

Powerball Report 

This weekend’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $95 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $61.3 million if taken as a lump sum. The Saturday, April 13 drawing produced 17,621 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000, totaling $133,673. The Wednesday, April 17 drawing produced 14,793 winning tickets with prizes from $4 to $10,000 for a total of $114,332.

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