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Lottery winner from Horse Shoe is lucky twice

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Where else but the town of Horse Shoe would a person get lucky twice in the N.C. Education Lottery? Self-employed painter Ivan Gilbert is a two-time winner. He won $1 million this week in the $120 Million Cash scratch off game. In May 2012, Gilbert won $100,000 in the Super Lucky 7s game. Full story...
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Man charged for breaking into Leland store, stealing lottery tickets

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videoA Leland man is charged with breaking into the front door of a convenient store and stealing thousands in lottery tickets from inside. Full story...
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Wilmington woman scratches off $1M winner on first lottery ticket

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video A Wilmington woman is a lot richer after buying her first lottery ticket ever. Sunday morning, Cindy Reeves bought a $20 scratch-off ticket at the Shop-N-Go on Market Street. Full story...
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Wilmington man wins $357,664 lottery jackpot

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A Wilmington man has nearly a quarter-million extra dollars in his pocket to do some Christmas shopping after his lottery dream came true over the weekend. Full story...
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NC Education Lottery unveils new subscription program

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video The North Carolina Education Lottery is hoping lady luck is on their side as they unveil a new subscription program for Powerball, Mega Millions and Carolina Cash 5. Full story...
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Powerball luck strikes 3 times in 2 states

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videoAt least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot 3rd largest in history

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videoYou are more likely to be struck by lightning or even be bit by a shark but that is not stopping people from coming out to buy a ticket for tonight's $425 million dollar drawing. Full story...
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Financial expert says hitting jackpot may not be a good thing

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videoThe Powerball jackpot is at a record high, and many lottery hopefuls are still buying tickets before tonight's drawing. The odds are not in your favor, but most people try their luck any way. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot boosted again to $550M

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The record Powerball jackpot just keeps rising. It now stands at $550 million after officials say brisk sales keep driving up the payout amount. Full story...
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No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

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video Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Full story...
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Audit: NC Education Lottery netted $1.5B in sales

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An audit of the North Carolina Education Lottery shows the agency took in $1.5 billion in sales in fiscal 2012. Full story...
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$7.5M total won in NC lottery game

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Nearly 2,000 tickets won prizes ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 when the combination of 1-1-1-1 came up in a North Carolina lottery game. Full story...
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Burlington man rescues $200,000 Powerball ticket from garbage

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James Dixon matched all five white balls in the May 21 drawing but tossed the ticket in the garbage after checking his numbers in the newspaper. Fifteen minutes after taking the garbage out for pickup, he realized the numbers he checked were from a previous day’s edition. Something told him to get his ticket from the garbage and compare his numbers to those on the lottery’s website. Full story...
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WRAL: Police say lottery ticket purchased at Carolina Beach pocketed by Dunn store owner

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A Dunn convenience store owner faces theft and fraud charges after he allegedly kept a customer's winning lottery ticket for himself, police said Thursday. Full story...
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Whiteville farmer wins million dollars on lottery ticket

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Russell Menser, a farmer from Whiteville, can count himself among the luckiest people in Columbus County after the Powerball ticket he purchased for the Feb. 26 drawing wound up being worth $1 million. Full story...
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