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Win 'loads' of prizes with new scratch-off games

May 7, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:45 AM

Now’s your chance to ‘load’ your pockets with cash. It’s First Tuesday and we’re giving you a shot to win big with four new instant tickets: $50 LOADED, $100 LOADED, $500 LOADED, $5,000 LOADED.

Imagine scratching a moneybag on your LOADED instant ticket and seeing $10,000, $50,000, $200,000, or $1,000,000 as a cash prize? Think of the kind of summer vacations you could take! The top prizes aren’t the only way to win some extra cash. The four games have a combined amount of $97.5 million in prizes you can win.

The tickets range in price from $1 to $10. You have multiple chances to win with any LOADED game! What kind of load do you want to haul away? $10,000, $50,000, $200,000, or $1 million?

Here’s a quick summary of our LOADED instant ticket games:

Game Name




Odds of Winning

A Top Prize

Top Prize

Number of Top Prizes

$5,000 LOADED


1 in 4.01

1 in 1.74 million

$1 million




1 in 4.15

1 in 1.68 million





1 in 4.69

1 in 1.92 million





1 in 4.89

1 in 1.52 million




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5/21/2019 08:35 - Shirley louise B.

I have bought the loaded tickets in Martin county and no win but the blank is going on. Cash 5 could have more than one winner when it when the jackpot is so high. I know you can can generate more than one of those tickets. There are a lot of poor people trying to win.

5/14/2019 08:05 - Alvin W.

I have bought lot's of the so call LOADED tickets and have not won anything . The commercial on TV is the biggest lye I have ever seen . If you all can't tell the truth about these tickets don't advertise them !!!!!NC Lottery
Sorry to hear you aren't having more luck, Alvin. All of our scratch-off games are audited before and after the game to ensure the game is as advertised. The truth is, it takes a lot of luck to win a prize of any size. We wish you all the best.

5/13/2019 08:46 - JIM B.

These are what are known as back loaded tickets. Have to ripen the fruit before you can squeeze the juice. No need to rush right out there and contribute-patience is the key.

5/10/2019 03:53 - Berry B.

Theses new S-O's,are a serious joke,nothing but a True Rip-Off!!

5/10/2019 01:06 - cheryl c.

i bought some of these and nothing are they making up more losers now before you could win every once and awhile.

5/09/2019 06:53 - greg s.

it is called nc education lottery for a reason---when you spend hard earned money to try to win a dream you will get educated quickly- quit complaining and play smart

5/09/2019 05:53 - David H.

Question. I’ve been entering the second chance drawings. If I was to win one of the drawings would I have to present the actual ticket I scanned in to be able to clam the prize ? NC Lottery
Hi David, Once you have confirmed that your entry was submitted for a drawing, you do not need to hold onto the actual ticket. Good luck to you!

5/09/2019 04:44 - JIM B.

I have found that it is better to wait about 2 months before playing any new scratch off ticket. Works the bugs out so to speak. Think about it and you will see what I mean. Good luck you early scratchers!

5/09/2019 03:41 - danny w.

Quite cry people about losing your money on the loaded ticket if you don't want to lose it keep it in your pocket somebody else will win grow up.

5/09/2019 06:27 - Penny B.

Has any convenient store in Mebane NC every won the cash 5 jackpot and what stores were they and when did it happen?NC Lottery
Hey there Penny! We found a Cash 5 winner in Mebane after a quick Google search: If you're looking for a full list of jackpot winners from Mebane, please email and someone will work to get that list together for you.

5/09/2019 04:10 - Richard H.

These new loaded tickets are loaded in that there a rip off so if odds are 1in 4how come on three different occasions I have bought 6 and all where losers yeah they load bull is what they are rip offNC Lottery
Sorry to hear you aren't having more luck, Richard. The stated odds are for the entire game, not a particular roll of tickets. It's entirely possible for there to be many non-winning tickets (or winning tickets) in a row. Each time you buy a ticket, it takes luck to beat the odds and win a prize. Sometimes it just takes one ticket to win.

5/08/2019 09:17 - mark m.

I'm done too, NC lottery is a joke, just ask the teachers, I just spent $80 on the new scratch off tickets and won $10 (collected from other bad lottery deals) its a joke I dont care what your reply is going to be, It's a rip off. Its just plain Criminal.

5/08/2019 06:26 - greg s.

when are people going to realize that losing tickets pay for the winning tickets, retailers commission, all lottery salaries including benefits and vehicles!? not to mention all the office space. if you think you can beat the lottery think again. its like playing a sport and getting drafted, so many players so few drafted. if you want to live the dream your best bet is to work for the dream

5/08/2019 10:02 - Tom a.

Some months are luckier than others I guess. I am 0 for 7 and done with these new tickets.

5/08/2019 09:37 - Tatiana D.

Kenneth, you check the odds on $50 or $100 game. It is 1:9! What a horrible ticket. Considering that winning tickets are distributed randomly, there would be many, many non-winners in this game before you get your meager $50 or $100.NC Lottery
Hey Tatiana, The overall odds of the Loaded $50 game are 1:4.89 and the overall odds of the Loaded $100 game are 1:4.69. We create games at many price points and with varying odds so that our players can decide for themselves which game they would most like to play.

5/08/2019 03:00 - Charlene W.

I haven’t won anything so maybe my turn will come

5/07/2019 07:22 - Tomasz B.

I got 4 $500.00 Loaded won____nothing NC Lottery
Sorry to hear you aren't having more luck, Tomasz. Every time you play the lottery, it takes luck to beat the odds. That's true whether you play one ticket or 10; there's only ever a chance to win, never a guarantee. We wish every ticket could win a prize, but prize money comes from non-winning tickets. We hope your next ticket is a lucky one.

5/07/2019 05:12 - Kenneth F.

I keep noticing that every edition of new tickets gets harder and harder to win. One in 4.01 on a $10 game??? I guess that's how the lottery grows their profits.

5/07/2019 12:59 - Meredith L.

Spent $50 on these this morning and won...nothing!

5/07/2019 10:33 - Gary C.

I am ready to get "LOADED" on these!!!

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