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Zionville Resident Among 10 Lucky Players To Win Trips To Las Vegas To Appear on Lottery Game TV Show


Jan. 28, 2015. Ten lucky players won trips to Las Vegas next month and a chance to appear on THE MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ lottery television game show.

The winners from the region were Phil Morgan of Seagrove, Kimberly Brown of Zionville and Randall Harmon of Greensboro.

This isn’t the first lottery win for Phil Morgan, a well-known potter, who also won a Ford Mustang in a Carolina Cash 5 promotional drawing in 2007. “It feels great to win again,” Morgan said. “I’ve never been to Las Vegas. This is wonderful.”

The players were randomly selected as trip winners after submitting their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB tickets into a second-chance drawing. Each will receive a five-day, four-night trip to Las Vegas, where TV game show episodes will be taped.

The other winners were:

  • Quteen Whisnant of Morganton
  • Gregory Gutowski of Fort Mill, S.C.
  • Helena Wright of Charlotte
  • Dewey Samples of Hope Mills
  • William Smith of Durham
  • Alan Goodwin of Trent Woods
  • Harold Horne of Boiling Spring Lakes

“One exciting part of the lottery is that its games and drawings can provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We look forward to seeing if any of our players win big on the game show.”

Each of the 10 selected players will be in the audience for three episode tapings and will have a chance to be randomly selected as a contestant. Each episode will offer the potential of more than $2.5 million in prizes. The TV game show will feature Billy Gardell of “Mike and Molly” as host and will be taped at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Trip winners and their guests will stay at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Besides having the chance to be a contestant on the national show, each is also eligible to be randomly selected from the studio audience for a North Carolina segment within the national show.

The lucky players earned their entries into the drawing pool after completing MONOPOLY-themed Property Sets by submitting codes from their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB lottery game tickets at the Lucke-Zone.com.