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December brings ‘Colossal’ chances to win

December 5, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:45 AM

We want to make sure you have some extra cash this holiday, so we’re giving you more chances to win in December. If you’re a member of our Lucke-Rewards Players club, you can enter your tickets for a chance to win these exciting prizes. 

We want to make December Dazzling for our players. For our monthly drawing, 25 players will win $5,000. For our weekly drawing, we’re giving ten players $100 in Quick Cash.

December is also your last chance to enter two of our second-chance drawings. If you’re looking to spruce up your home for the New Year, make sure to get your tickets in for the final Dream Makeover Second-Chance drawing. One player will win $25,000 in The Home Depot gift cards. 50 players will win $500 worth of The Home Depot gift cards.

And be sure to enter your tickets into the first Colossal Cash Second-Chance drawing for a chance to win $1 million.  One player will win $1 million, three players will win $10,000, and 25 players will win $500.

The deadline to enter both drawings is Monday Dec. 31st. They are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9.
And head on over to our Facebook page on December 12th for a chance to win a pack of Big Money Playbook scratch-off tickets. All you have to do is comment on the entry post. Each playbook offers six pages of games. There are over $35 million in total prizes that could be won, including three top prizes of $ 1 million.

So happy holidays, and happy scratching!


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1/11/2019 09:37 - Lisa J.

Have the winners been notified yet? NC Lottery
Hey Lisa! Typically, we notify winners within 48 hours of the drawing, so our team is in the process of notifying all of the winners via email before the end of the day today.

1/10/2019 03:50 - Bobby P.

Thank you very much for your info, have a bless year, Bobby P.

1/10/2019 01:08 - Bobby P.

Please tell me how to find the winners for Dazzling December 9th drawing 2018NC Lottery
Hey Bobby! Winners are typically notified by email within 48 hours of the draw day. So for a drawing held on a Wednesday, winners can expect a message by 5 p.m. Friday. We announce a winner’s name only after he or she has responded to a notification and completes the claim process. We understand why folks are eager to find out who won but, until a prize is claimed, we don’t officially have a winner. Winners are posted here as they claim:

12/25/2018 07:48 - NC Lottery

Hey there Charles, Just because you are a Lucke-Rewards member does not mean you are automatically entered into our second-chance drawings. To enter into these drawings, you must first buy an eligible lottery ticket (they will have a little badge in the upper corner saying "2nd chance"). To enter this ticket into the appropriate second-chance drawing for that ticket, all you need to do is click the "Collect" icon and scan or manually enter the ticket like you do for points. This will automatically enter you into the second-chance drawing. If you are going this already and are still having trouble with your entries being received, you should call our online support team, not the Charlotte office. They can be reached at 1-855-767-1863 and they will help figure out what might be happening.

12/24/2018 11:59 - charles m.

Hey I called the lottery office In Charlotte and I was told that I was not in the system for second Chance drawing which explains Why I have never won a second Chance drawing,why am I not in The system when I am a lucke zone Member?NC Lottery
Hi Charles, Please see our reply above!

12/17/2018 10:47 - Christopher M.

What is the purpose of logging in the codes for Lottery points? I can see that the second chance lottery is part of it for the high cost scratchers, but how does one "use" the points for the Draw Games? I cannot find any instructions on the website.NC Lottery
Hey Christopher, Lucke-Rewards points are not for purchasing entries for our draw games like Cash 5, Powerball or Mega Millions. Lucke-Rewards is a rewards program where you can use the points you have collected from your scratch-off or draw game tickets and enter Lucke-Rewards drawings for cash or other cool prizes. These drawings offer more chances for our players to win! Here's a list of our current Lucke-Rewards promotions: Let us know if you have any other questions!

12/13/2018 10:28 - Joanna K.

Good luck everyone,and got fun.

12/12/2018 09:32 - NC Lottery

@MELINDA J.: Hi Melinda, Please remember that lottery games are meant to be a fun form of entertainment, not a strategy to solve financial challenges. When you platy the lottery you only ever have a chance to win, never a guarantee. We wish both you and your son the best.

12/11/2018 08:40 - Nichole A.

How do you know if you won in the second chance drawing on 12-05?? I can’t see any names or ticket numbers. The Florida lottery post them when you long on.NC Lottery
Hi there Nichole, If you were to win a second-chance or Lucke-Rewards drawing, you would be notified through the email address associated with your account. The winners for all of the 12/5 drawings have been selected and notified, but we don't release their names until they have officially claimed their prizes.

12/11/2018 07:15 - Melinda J.

I'm going to enter in every game I can. Hopefully oneday I will win something I would be thankful for 500 dollars. I pray one day I will win big so I can put my son Thru LAW SCHOOL. He graduated in May 2018 from UNC CHAPEL HILL with two bachelor degrees and now studying to take the L SAP. BUT RIGHT NOW I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO GET HIM THRU LAW SCHOOL to graduate to become a lawyer. I live on a fixed income I am disable so it isn't like I'm able to work to send him thru law school. So I pray one day I will win big so my dream will come true to get my son thru law school. He says to bad we don't habe money. Mom you have always lived paycheck to paycheck and I don't want to have to live paycheck to paycheck to get me and family thru. That's why I wanted to go to college and make something out of myself. One day my dream will come true before I pass away. My health isn't getting any better if anything it's getting worse. In December of 2017 lost his leg.NC Lottery
Hi Melinda, Please see our reply above.

12/11/2018 03:34 - Michael R.

North Carolina lottery has to do better. Gotta give back to the players who actually make the lottery what it is. Always drawing these ugly pick 3 and 4 numbers that no way players are playing(especially those atrocious Pick 4s that are drawn). As I observe Va and other states drawings, they reward their players with good numbers every few weeks. This makes the lottery worth taking a chance on playing. Come on NC you can do better than this. Where is a Quad? 1234 exact, 1357, 2468. Come on reward the players. NC Lottery
We love when popular numbers are drawn and our players win big prizes, but we cannot control the outcome of a drawing to produce certain results. Each and every drawing is random and observed by an independent auditor who verifies the results. We wish you luck, Michael.

12/10/2018 09:56 - Nayeli G.

I have entered every month multi times for the monthly drawings, starting to believe that my information is not out there for drawings.NC Lottery
We're sorry you aren't having more luck, Nayeli. We wish every entry could be a winner, but unfortunately that is not the case. We can assure you that if you have entered a drawing and received a confirmation, your entries are being included. We hope your next drawing is a lucky one.

12/10/2018 07:29 - Evette W.

On the thanks a plenty it don’t show where none of names have been picked and that drawing was on 12/5 it don’t even show winners NotifiedNC Lottery
Hey Evette, Thanks for the heads up! The winners have been notified and our team will be updating that page shortly.

12/10/2018 12:36 - olethia b.

Mercy. I hope I’m next.

12/09/2018 11:25 - Celia G.

Man played same numbers for 25 years took that long to WIN (?)

12/09/2018 08:04 - Tracy W.

I’m just here for the comments.. lol

12/09/2018 02:56 - Scott A.

Entered in these games for years. Rare in this area for anyone to win. But I remain hopeful. May the force be with me.

12/09/2018 12:42 - Leslie B.

I have to give up on Cash 5. Being in GSO doesn’t seem to work anymore. I used to get 3-4 second tier matches, but now not even a hint of winning much less a number that matches. Good luck all

12/08/2018 07:45 - Juanita W.

I play my scratch offs twice weekly maybe I will be blessed for Christmas and win big.

12/08/2018 09:04 - Tina H.

New to this barely play but may God bless me to one day to win enough to retire. Blessings to all who win or play and pray to win

12/08/2018 07:20 - Dalton B.

I need that second chance winning prize money... That would be a MUCH NEEDED BLESSING RIGHT NOW!

12/07/2018 11:40 - Amanda B.

I was beyond blessed a few days ago I had $15 in winning tickets in my car took them in after debating with myself to spend it on more tickets or not.I ended up winning $50 on the new $1 Christmas ticket and $50 on the new $5 Christmas ticket.turned around and kept 50 and spent 50 out of the 100.Went back for same new Christmas tickets the $1,$2,$3$5&$10.And won $100 off of the $3 ticket.I told myself that was a blessing cause I been out of work and been worried how to get my kids Christmas and God looked out. I love these new tickets. I have never had this much luck. Very great December y'all are blessing life's ??

12/07/2018 08:23 - wendy n.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and to say thanks for second chances.

12/07/2018 08:07 - Kevin D.

I never needed to win a prize more now than ever before in my life.. please lord!

12/07/2018 06:21 - John S.

I could use a little Christmas dough.

12/07/2018 12:06 - Donna D.

Lord please.

12/07/2018 11:31 - Robin F.

Congratulations to all who won. I bet a lot of the worry is over for most of you. God bless yall and Merry Christmas.

12/06/2018 10:07 - Denise E.

I would like to congratulate each winners for they blessing. Merry Christmas.????????????????????

12/06/2018 03:36 - Loretta M.

Thanks for those extra chances to win.

12/06/2018 07:56 - bruce s.


12/06/2018 07:24 - Dwight T.

Hope I win

12/06/2018 05:49 - Peggy B.

I am looking for that home makeover.

12/05/2018 10:14 - Robin F.

All the drawings tjat took place today 12/5/18. Have they sent out emails yet? If so thank if not when would they? NC Lottery
Hi Robin, Typically, winners are notified via email within 48 hours of the draw date. So, for the drawings that took place on Wednesday, 12/5, winners will be notified by the end of the day on Friday.

12/05/2018 09:19 - lori j.

Exited to win

12/05/2018 08:24 - Melvin C.

I hope I win big tha

12/05/2018 08:20 - Tammy E.

I've never won anything big in my life and it's been a dream of mine to win the lottery so I can own a house I CAN CALL HOME...

12/05/2018 06:13 - Sandra B.

Where is the entry form? I am a players club member, ty.NC Lottery
Hi Sandra, Which drawing are you looking for help finding?

12/05/2018 05:35 - Beverly J.

Great time to be a winner

12/05/2018 05:27 - Renee A.

Hello, im new here. Idk how to enter the second chance drawing for the million dollars. I know how to enter points to enter gor the 2 games showing but none are for a million dollar prize.NC Lottery
Hi Renee, Welcome! We're happy to help explain things. Our second-chance drawings are a little different from the Lucke-Rewards drawings that you use points to enter. Second-chance drawings are directly tied to a specific ticket. You can tell if a ticket has a second-chance drawing associated with it by looking in the upper right corner of the ticket. If there is one, it will have text saying "2nd Chance Game!". To enter into that drawing, all you need to do is scan the ticket. For example, if you buy the "Colossal Cash" scratch-off ticket, when you scan that ticket to collect the points, you will also be automatically entered into the second-chance drawing for the $1 million. Good luck!

12/05/2018 03:02 - Magic M.

You should have to be a Player's Club member for second chance drawing

12/05/2018 02:35 - Robin F.

Wow that would be so sweet to win a pack of scratches... Thats 1 of my dreams to have a roll from 000- ??? .. 1 day ill get it I told my Husband and Kids that if I ever win BIG im getting

12/05/2018 01:30 - Denver G.

On the FB promo do you have to tag a friend also or just comment. How long is the promo? Dec 12th-???NC Lottery
You will find that the type of comment entry will be different than the past few Facebook promotions, but the post on the 12th will have exact details! It will run from December 12th-Dec 30th with the drawing taking place on January 2nd.

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