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					    Robert A. Farris Jr.                                                                             Alice Garland
    Commission Chairman                                                                          Executive Director




DATE: JULY 28, 2011
CONTACT: RYAN KENNEMUR
PHONE: (919) 301-3306


   Asheboro woman to purchase home with $100,000 instant win
          - Wayne County man scratches off $100,000 10X the Money prize -
       - Powerball jackpot jumps to $133 million, Mega Millions to $74 million-
RALEIGH – Lynette Whitaker of Asheboro said she plans to use the $100,000 she won playing the N.C.
Education Lottery’s Mega Bucks game to help buy a home for herself and her youngest son. Whitaker purchased
the winning ticket at the Sheetz on East Dixie Drive in Asheboro. As she waited for her check on Monday, she told
lottery officials that she had been in a state of disbelief about her win since she scratched to reveal the $100,000
prize early Sunday morning.

“Once it sinks in, and the reality of getting a home, I think I am going to explode,” Whitaker said. After taxes were
withheld, Ms. Whitaker received a check for $68,001. As of Thursday, three top prizes remain in the Mega Bucks
instant game.

Andrey Griswold, a maintenance worker from Wayne County, thought he was dreaming Monday morning when he
scratched his way to the $100,000 top prize on his 10X The Money ticket.

“Still dreaming,” Griswold said as he collected his check at N.C. Education Lottery’s headquarters. Griswold
purchased the winning ticket at the Wilco on East Ashe Street in Goldsboro. After taxes were withheld, he received
a check for $68,001. As of Thursday afternoon, four top prizes remain in the game.

The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is estimated at $133 million if taken as an annuity, or $69.8 million if
taken as a lump sum. The jackpot has rolled since the June 29 drawing when a player in Georgia matched all six
numbers and won the $76 million jackpot. In Wednesday’s drawing, Powerball players won 30,946 prizes from $3 to
$200 for a total payout of $162,993.

In Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, 11,874 players won prizes of $2 to $450 for a total payout of $69,323. Because
no ticket matched all six numbers, the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing is $74 million if taken as an annuity, or
$48 million if the lump sum option is chosen.

Triple digits paid off in a big way for “Carolina Pick 3” players in Tuesday’s afternoon drawing. The 1-1-1
combination resulted in a payout of $2.57 million to more than 10,300 winning tickets. This payout is the highest
since the March 19 mid-day drawing, which paid out more than $2.1 million to players who chose the 7-7-7
combination. The highest triple digit payout in NCEL history occurred on Sep. 6, 2009 when the 2-2-2 combination
paid out $2.88 million.

Players have collected more than $4.5 million in instant scratch-off ticket prizes since Monday, July 25. Carolina Pick
3 players have won more than $3.2 million. Carolina Pick 4 players have won more than $302,000 including 16
tickets that won the top prize of $5,000. Carolina Cash 5 players have won more than $128,000.

Winner in the July 26 Carolina Cash 5 drawing:
Winner                       Hometown                Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased



                                          Phone: 919.301.3300 • Fax: 919.715.8833
                                     2100 Yonkers Road • Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
                                               www.nc-educationlottery.org
Unknown                       Unknown                  $55,955                  Wilco #221
                                                                                101 Eastern Blvd., Fayetteville
Winners in the July 23 Powerball drawing:
Winner                     Hometown                    Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Edward Doane               Selma                       $10,000                  Wilco #230
                                                                                1016 N. Brightleaf Blvd., Smithfield
Olita Hardin                  Chapel Hill              $10,000                  Wilco #201
                                                                                1213 MLK Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
Winner in the July 22 Mega Millions drawing:
Winner                     Hometown                    Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Allen Ogburn               Winston-Salem               $40,000                  Quality Mart #3
                                                                                5094 Baux Mountain Rd., Winston-Salem
Winner in the July 16 Powerball drawing:
Winner                     Hometown                    Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Larry Grier                Charlotte                   $30,000                  Simon’s Mart
                                                                                6308 The Plaza, Charlotte
Winner in the July 19 Mega Millions drawing:
Winner                     Hometown                    Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Carlos Vazquez             Winston-Salem               $10,000                  Food Lion #348
                                                                                3197 Peters Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem
Winner in the July 9 Powerball drawing:
Winner                     Hometown                    Amount Won               Store Where Ticket Was Purchased
Pamela Carson              Gastonia                    $30,000                  Clemmer’s County Corner
                                                                                109 E. Hudson Blvd., Gastonia
Instant scratch-off ticket top tier prize winners:
Winner                         Hometown                Amount Won               Game Played
Andrey Griswold                La Grange               $100,000                 10X The Money
Lynette Whitaker               Asheboro                $100,000                 Mega Bucks
Thomas Canup                   Salisbury               $30,000                  Blackout Bingo
Matthew Crane                  Greensboro              $20,000                  Sizzlin 7s
Juanita Amaker                 Charlotte               $10,000                  Cash Spectacular
Troy Bragg                     Raleigh                 $10,000                  $200,000 a Year for Life
Dalton Lewis                   Greenville              $10,000                  $200,000 Cash
Cola Ashe                      Rich Square             $5,000                   $500,000 Anniversary Cash
Bradley Boynar                 Indian Trail            $5,000                   Cash Spectacular
Edward Meeks                   Fayetteville            $5,000                   Cash Spectacular
Jamal Sarsour                  Greenville              $5,000                   $200 Million Extravaganza


                                      Carolina Cash 5 Jackpot Winners Tally
                                     Prize                      # of winners
                                     $50,000 to $856,998             412

                                              Powerball Winners Tally
                                     Prize                          # of winners
                                     $74.5 Million - $141.4 Million       3
                                     $200,000 - $2 Million               211
                                     $10,000 - $100,000                  1211

                                            Mega Millions Winners Tally
                                     Prize                      # of winners
                                     $12 Million and above           1
                                     $250,000 - $1 Million            28
                                     $10,000 - $40,000               110


                                    The Powerball numbers are since May 31, 2006.
                                     The Mega Millions numbers are since Feb. 1.



                                            Phone: 919.301.3300 • Fax: 919.715.8833
                                       2100 Yonkers Road • Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
                                                 www.nc-educationlottery.org
                             The totals do not include unclaimed prizes.




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      North Carolina Education Lottery net proceeds are used for pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk
four-year-olds, reduction of class size in early grades, school construction and need-based college scholarships.
        For prizes of $5,000 and greater, 25% federal tax and 7% state tax are automatically withheld.




                                 Phone: 919.301.3300 • Fax: 919.715.8833
                            2100 Yonkers Road • Raleigh, North Carolina 27604
                                      www.nc-educationlottery.org

				
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