Weekly NC Lottery Update: Powerball Jackpot Jumps To $169M Cash Value

Published Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

A Lexington couple claimed the largest scratch-off prize yet, six North Carolinians won all-expense trips to Las Vegas and a chance to compete on a TV game show, and Powerball players have a chance on Saturday to win one of the largest jackpots this year.

lotteryThe Powerball jackpot for Saturday’s drawing will be an estimated $267 million, if taken as an annuity, or $169 million, if taken as a lump sum. That’s the 5th highest jackpot so far this year. The current jackpot has grown since the Aug. 1 drawing when a player in California won $110 million.

Tonight’s big drawing is in the Mega Millions game. The jackpot is $31 million, if taken as an annuity, or $19.1 million, if taken as a lump sum.

Big Winner Report

Dale and Robin Summey made lottery history this week in North Carolina as they became the biggest scratch-off winners ever. The Lexington couple claimed the $10 million top prize in the new Ultimate Millions game. {Read More}

In the eastern part of the state, Nashville resident James Battle is the latest player to claim a big prize playing Carolina Cash 5. He matched all five numbers in the Sept. 18 drawing to win the $353,882 jackpot. {Read More}

What does a good day look like? For Raleigh resident Barry Seawell, it meant buying a $5 Mega Bucks lottery ticket, scratching off a $100,000 prize and collecting his winnings – all in the same day. {Read More}


Six North Carolinians are on their way to Las Vegas In October for the chance to appear on the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB™ lottery television game show. The players were randomly selected after submitting their MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB instant tickets into a second-chance drawing. Each will receive a five-day, four-night trip to Las Vegas, where the game show episodes are taped. Attendees will have a chance to be randomly selected as a contestant on the show, which gives them a chance to win up to $1 million. The winners are:

  • Betty Simpson of Greensboro
  • Frank Altamura of Greensboro
  • Esther Galloway-Gibbs of Mount Airy
  • Carol Gardner of Kenly
  • Michael Taylor of Statesville
  • Elizabeth Davolio of Hickory

Instant Winner Report

Thirteen players scratched their way to instant prizes of $10,000. They are:

  • Durham resident Ismael Esparza, 20X The Cash
  • Durham resident Samuel Gervace, $2,500 a Week for Life!
  • Durham resident Beverly Harris, 5X The Cash
  • Durham resident Jamaro Maine, King’s Ransom
  • Four Oaks resident Ronald Johnson, $5,000 a Week for Life!
  • High Point resident Rose Nelson, Casino Riches
  • New Bern resident Nicole Chatman, King’s Ransom
  • Newport resident Beverly Collins, Millionaire 7’s
  • Mount Holly resident Eveline Ervin, 100X The Cash
  • Pelham resident Sammie Johnson, 50X The Cash
  • Rocky Point resident Thomas Simpson, Trucks & Bucks
  • Tabor City resident Andrew Duncan, 100X The Cash
  • Valdese resident Grace Cooke, Millionaire 7’s

Since Sept. 17, instant players won $20.6 million and draw game players won $5 million, including more than $4.5 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Mega Millions and Powerball players won $510,000 in prizes, including James Steele of Sunset Beach, who claimed his $10,000 win from the Aug.26 drawing this week. Overall, players won $25.7 million, an average of $3.7 million per day.



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