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Wilmington players win ‘Dazzling’ $4 million lottery prize

February 9, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 5:00 PM

Jack and Louise Jones of Wilmington are the first players to win $4 million playing the $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off ticket.

They bought the $20 ticket at Lowes Foods on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.

They claimed their prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. They had the choice of taking a $4 million annuity that has 20 payments of $200,000 a year or a lump sum of $2.4 million. They chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, they took home $1.69 million.

$4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler launched in September with three top prizes of $4 million and six $1 million prizes. Two $4 million and four $1 million prizes remain.

Ticket sales from games like $4,000,000 Diamond Dazzler make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education.



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2/12/2018 07:03 - roberta n.


2/12/2018 05:14 - jackie w.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Jones. Been buying these tickets once in awhile and they are pretty good but not as good as yours. Way to go!!!

2/12/2018 11:55 - Keisha B.

Congrats ill be up there soo

2/12/2018 12:03 - JERRY R.

cant find winners for 2nd chance drawing 1. Extreme Millions 2. double x or something NC Lottery
Hi Jerry- You can see who wins second-chance drawings by going to your "User Dashboard" and clicking on the "Draws" icon. Go to the "Second-Chance" section of the page. Once you're there, make sure you un-check the box that says "My Entries" and make sure the drop-down menu says "All". Winners names are posted as soon as they claim their prize.

2/11/2018 04:13 - Melissa A.

Are all the top prizes on the scratch offs broke into 20 year payments? NC Lottery
Melissa- When players win a prize of $1 million or more on a scratch-off they can claim their prize in an annuity over 20 years, or a lump sum.

2/11/2018 02:03 - Denver G.

Real winner? Serious? The IRS always gets their share, that's no secret! This couple had their choice of the $4mil over 20 years, but chose to take $2.4mil as a lump sum & ended up with $1.69mil. So I would say the REAl winners here are JJ & LJ. I'm sure THEY are very happy with THEIR decision.

2/11/2018 09:41 - Louis G.

Congratulations on your winnings.

2/11/2018 07:43 - STANLEY W.

I buy all the loser !!

2/10/2018 05:45 - loretta r.

How do I request the top stores lottery winners? NC Lottery
Hi Loretta- If you send a request to someone should be able to help you.

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2/09/2018 06:39 - WILLIAM E.

They won 4 million. But only got to take home $1.69 million! What a Rip Off! So who's THE REAL WINNER HERE????

2/09/2018 05:06 - marvin p.

Well I used the same machine a hr or so the same night they won!!just wished I continue to play it??? Would have been mines

2/09/2018 04:52 - keith d.

OMG I used that machine one time in my life congrads.

2/09/2018 04:34 - Natalie B.

My days coming. Lol

2/09/2018 10:51 - Jean W.

OMG!I used that machine almost everyday! I think they were waiting behind me! Congratulations!

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