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Stop for Cheerwine turns into $100,000 lottery win

June 11, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:33 PM

On Friday evening, Bradley Yates of Danbury stopped to get a Cheerwine and walked away with a $100,000 lottery prize.

“I was on my way home from work and wanted something to drink,” said Yates, who works at a plumbing supply store.

He stopped by Barham Grocery on U.S. 158 in Summerfield to quench his thirst. While there, he bought a $4,000,000 Platinum Payout scratch-off. He took the ticket back to his car.

“I had to look at it two or three times,” Yates said. “I couldn’t believe it! I had the lottery app, so I took out my phone to scan the ticket. When it said, ‘Claim at lottery headquarters,’ I knew it was real.”

Smartphone users can download the NC Lottery Official Mobile App and scan a ticket to see if it is a winner.

Yates claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $70,507. He plans to use some of the money to pay medical bills.

The $20 ticket launched in September 2016 with three $4 million prizes, five $1 million prizes, and 12 $100,000 prizes. One $4 million prize, one $1 million prize, and three $100,000 prizes remain.



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6/14/2018 04:59 - Chester W.

Congrats! NCEL, why is it since the new website, I am not receiving daily lottery results;I used to get them before. THX!!!!!!!!!!!NC Lottery
Hey Chester, We're happy to help you figure this out. When we migrated to the new website, we also began using a new email system. For some users, that new email system was being filtered out from their "Safe Senders" list and not showing up in their inbox. The first place you'll want to check is your spam folder. Here's a link that contains directions on adding lottery emails to your Safe Sender's list: If you have checked and still aren't seeing any emails, please double check the link above to ensure you are still registered to receive emails at all. Let us know if you need any further assistance!

6/13/2018 02:36 - Charlene W.

Second chance drawings are like the sctuall lottery, your chances if winning anytning are slim miracles.NC Lottery
We offer Second Chance drawings as another chance to win for our many Lucke-Rewards members. Entries for the Second Chance drawings have gotten up into the millions in the past, but all it takes is one entry for a chance to win!

6/13/2018 01:20 - Kathy W.

If I win on a second chance drawing online do I need to keep the scratch off ticket?NC Lottery
Hey Kathy! Once you have confirmed your entry the Second Chance drawing, you don't need to keep the ticket anymore.

6/13/2018 10:43 - Berry B.

I buy a W.C.D.,every day,u can't even win 2$$ no more in them!

6/12/2018 04:12 - Herman S.

Cheers to the Cheerwine winner.Happy drinking to a whole lot of Cheerwine fans. Well I'm a Mountain Dew fan. Will stop off at my local lotto spot and get me a Mountain Dew and two $10 scratch off tickets.Hoping for an over DEW win on my tickets so I can do the DEW. NC Lottery
DEW you enjoy your drink while you scratch them, or save it for after?

6/12/2018 11:35 - Berry B.

Congrats to u!

6/12/2018 09:03 - Elaine H.


6/12/2018 08:42 - Maurice H.

Bless you!

6/11/2018 11:53 - Troy W.

Congratulations on your win! Cheerwine and $100,000 would make anyone's day, for sure.NC Lottery
Sounds like a perfect way to celebrate, too!

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