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Mecklenburg County man stops for Christmas groceries, bags $250,000 prize

December 24, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:24 AM

Christmas came early for Michael Rosenbrock of Mint Hill after he won $250,000 while getting groceries for his holiday dinner.

“I’m hosting the family this year,” Rosenbrock said. “I wanted to make sure I picked everything up early. I’m making ham, meatballs, stuffing, the whole shebang.”

Rosenbrock said he needed some last-minute fixings, so he stopped at the Food Lion on Blair Road in Mint Hill
While there, he bought a 20X The Cash scratch-off ticket. He scratched the ticket at his living room table.

“I didn’t think I won anything at first,” said Rosenbrock, who works in international shipping. “It’s a good thing I always enter my tickets into the second-chance drawings or I would have thrown it away. I couldn’t believe it when I realized I won $250,000.”

Rosenbrock claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $176,876.  Rosenbrock said he’s always wanted to start a nonprofit, and this will help him fulfill that dream.

“There are so many things that we take for granted,” Rosenbrock said. “Clean water, food to eat, a roof over our head. Doing nonprofit work is something I’ve always wanted to do.”
The $5 ticket launched in August with three $250,000 prizes. One top prize remains.

Ticket sales from games like 20X The Cash make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.  


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12/29/2019 03:43 - Sheila I.

I don't understand how people not know they won??. Do they not scratch the numbers? Are they only scratching the bar code?

12/27/2019 12:58 - Dottie O.

I enter all my tickets second change . Haven't got luck yet.

12/26/2019 10:10 - Vivian p.

Can a winning 2nd chance to be entered into the second chance drawNC Lottery
Hi Vivian, a winning ticket can also be entered into a Second Chance drawing. Good luck!

12/26/2019 05:44 - Gary C.

Congratulations Michael on your early Christmas present!!!

12/26/2019 01:45 - joanie m.

Congratulations ?? Nice Christmas Gift

12/25/2019 02:11 - Kaytlyn M.


12/25/2019 11:38 - Sheila I.

Congrats! What a nice Christmas gift

12/25/2019 12:28 - Gloria C.

Congradulations to you and many more happy wins to you. Happy Holidays to you and your family.

12/24/2019 11:34 - Allen M.


12/24/2019 09:31 - Michael Layne B.

I'm glad to see some local winners congrats I have bought and checked quite a few tickets from that machine in Food Lion way to go!!

12/24/2019 09:19 - Sheila I.

Curious? Do all these winners buy just 1 card or multiple? Maybe I need to change my game plan ????????

12/24/2019 01:48 - Michael B.

Hey NCEL! This was same Foodlion the Cash5 was won at few days ago correct ? NC Lottery
Hi Michael, that's right, it was the same store!

12/24/2019 12:22 - Angelique W.

What a wonderful holiday for him! I love that he wants to give back as well. Congratulations!

12/24/2019 10:45 - Brenda S.

Nice holiday vgift.

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