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Weekly N.C. Lotto Winner Wrap-Up, Lottery Prizes Top $26.2 Million Last Week

Sept. 15, 2014. A 3-3-3 combination in the Carolina Pick 3 game highlights a week where lottery winners across the state scratched and matched their way to $26.2 million in total prizes. Six big prizes of $100,000 to $2.6 million were awarded to players this week.

For the second Saturday in a row, a triple number combination was drawn in the Carolina Pick 3 game. Players who had a ticket with the number 3-3-3 in the Sept. 6 daytime drawing won more than $2.8 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 $5.6 million this week.

The biggest win of the week involves a bit of a fish tale. Something about a morning fishing trip with a brother gave John Wright of Alexander County a “good feeling,” so he bought two lottery tickets on the way home and landed $2.6 million as his catch of the day. Wright is the latest player to win the top prize in the $2,500 a Week for Life! game. {Read More}

Jarred Earles of Eden said he followed a hunch on Saturday to buy his first lottery ticket in three years and it paid off with a $200,000 win in the new Break The Bank With Back Scratch! game. {Read More}

Two players claimed their shares of the Sept. 4 Carolina Cash 5 $474,405 jackpot this week. The jackpot was split three ways and each winner collected a $158,135 share.

Patrick Lingo of Salisbury has big plans for his share of the jackpot. He will use his winnings to save for retirement and his son’s college fund, pay off his auto loan and make some home repairs. {Read More}

The second share of the jackpot was collected by Clinton Jones, a retired engineer from Kernersville.
Jones, who likes to play Cash 5 when the jackpot goes over a quarter of a million dollars, said he had no particular plans for his winnings. {Read More}

The final share was claimed last week by Randel Holland of Raleigh.

James Reid, an HVAC technician from Greensboro, turned a stop in Reidsville on Tuesday into a moment he won’t soon forget. While shopping at the Ross Grocery on N.C. 87, he purchased a $5 Golden 7’s ticket that turned out to be worth $150,000. He plans to use some of his winnings to take his family on a nice vacation.{Read More}

Alvin Shaw of Fayetteville claimed a $100,000 lottery prize on Monday, which happens to be his wedding anniversary. Thanks to his good luck playing the Crossword 10X game, Shaw said he might take his wife on a cruise. {Read More}

Since Thursday, Sept. 4, lottery players won more than $18.2 million playing instant games and $8 million playing draw games. Seventeen 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 $52 million if taken as an annuity or $30.7 million if taken as a lump sum. In the Sept. 5 Mega Millions drawing, 27,557 tickets won prizes ranging from $1 to $1,000, totaling $63,296. In Tuesday’s drawing, 20,060 tickets won $52,559 in prizes ranging from $1 to $500.

Powerball Report

Saturday’s Powerball players have the chance to win a $149 million jackpot if taken as an annuity or $90.7 million if taken as a lump sum. The Sept. 6 drawing produced 18,015 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $200, totaling $107,706. Wednesday’s drawing produced 16,984 winning tickets ranging from $4 to $10,000, totaling $177,047.

All or Nothing Report

Since the new All or Nothing game’s first day of sales on Sept. 7, players have collected $321,004 in prizes, including 28 prizes of $500. The game’s top prize is $250,000 and drawings occur every day at 12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.