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Lottery

Pender County man retires after $226,962 “Cash 5” win

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Rick Poole, a 66-year-old courier from Hampstead in Pender County, says he plans to retire for a second time now that he’s won $226,962 playing the N.C. Education Lottery’s “Carolina Cash 5” game. Full story...
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Powerball hits record number

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A quarter-billion dollars - that is how much one lucky person could win in Wednesday night's Powerball jackpot. The jackpot is currently the largest lottery jackpot in the world. Full story...
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Lottery chairman prefers salary discretion

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The chairman of the state lottery commission believes the lottery needs discretion in determining pay raises for its employees. Full story...
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Topsail Exxon sells winning lotto ticket

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videoSomeone who bought a Merry Millionaire lottery ticket at the Topsail Exxon in Hampstead is now just that. Full story...
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Lottery officials try to boost sales

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In an effort to boost sluggish sales lottery officials are trying to convince more high-traffic, well-placed stores to sell lottery tickets. Full story...
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$314 million Powerball winner unknown

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Someone is holding a ticket to "easy street" tonight. It's the sole winning ticket in Saturday's Powerball lottery drawing -- and it's good for a staggering $314 million. Full story...
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Bill to ban lottery advertising in college sports watered down

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The NCAA discourages mixing gambling and athletics. But it's not prohibited, and that's why the North Carolina lottery can advertise and sponsor college sporting events. Full story...
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