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North Carolina Education Lottery

Lottery would see name change in NC House bill

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Some lawmakers want to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and restrict advertising for the games. Full story...
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Lottery winner keeps winnings, keeps winning

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video Imagine winning $200,000 and then having to worry you would not get the money. That's what happened to a Wilmington woman last night, after confusion involving her mom. Full story...
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Education Lottery to review award of $200,000 prize to Wilmington winner

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video Tuesday, the lottery announced Lisa Priola of Wilmington had won a $200,000 prize, and even included a picture of a woman with a big check. Later the lottery said it learned that the winner's mother, Grace Priola, was allowed to accept the prize of behalf of her daughter. Full story...
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Wilmington grandma wins $200,000 in lottery

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video A Wilmington grandmother says winning $200,000 in the lottery means she will be able to buy a house and provide for her three grandchildren's future. Lisa Priola also plans to give to causes she cares about, including paralyzed veterans' care and cancer research. Full story...
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Choosing your lucky lotto numbers

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videoWhether it's your date of birth, an old jersey number or just a guess, lottery players say there is a method to their madness. 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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Tar Heels flock to stores to buy Powerball tickets

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The historic Powerball jackpot has North Carolina players thinking about the ultimate Christmas present. Full story...
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Lottery win provides Wilmington couple honeymoon they never had

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Charles Wallace II, a landscaper from Wilmington, said that he plans to take his wife on a honeymoon with the $100,000 he won playing the Mega Bucks game. Full story...
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Wilmington man wins $175k in lottery

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Bob Jones, a retired manufacturing worker from Wilmington, plans to use some of the $175,707 prize he won playing Carolina Cash 5 to take a vacation. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot tops $337 million

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Tonight, $337 million is at stake in the Powerball jackpot. That makes it the fourth largest in the game's history. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington man arrested for falsely claiming $1 million lottery prize

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video The Oak Island Police Department, working with security officials from the N.C. Education Lottery, has arrested the husband of a $1 million lottery claimant, charging he obtained the winning ticket illegally. Full story...
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Brunswick County man to buy house with Cash 5 jackpot

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Gregory Grainger of Brunswick County said he plans to buy a house and save for retirement with the $255,979 he won playing the Carolina Cash 5 game. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins top prize $4,000,000 Cash Blowout

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Clariece Hammonds of Chadbourn in Columbus County became the second person to win the top prize in the N.C. Education Lottery’s $4,000,000 Cash Blowout game. Full story...
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NC lottery makes largest education transfer

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A huge jackpot last month helped the North Carolina Education Lottery record its highest quarterly ticket sales ever and its largest cash transfer for education in the lottery's history. Full story...
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