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Martin County man wins ‘Mega’ $200,000 lottery prize

September 30, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 3:10 PM

Charles James of Jamesville is starting his week off with a ‘Mega’ win after he played the Mega Bucks scratch-off game and won $200,000.

He bought the winning ticket at the Speedway on Washington Street in Williamston.

James claimed his prize Monday morning at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $141,501. 

The $5 ticket launched in November 2017. Five top prizes of $200,000 remain.
Ticket sales from games like Mega Bucks 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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10/05/2019 10:02 - travis k.


10/04/2019 05:00 - Deb w.

Where can we buy Jr.Big'ol Bucks Tickets...Love the game & many prizes still left ! 2 stores in 27051 zip code (Walkertown)did have them,now none !!! What's up ? NC Lottery
Sorry to hear that you're having trouble finding the Jr. Big Ol' Bucks game! We leave it up to each retailer to decide which games they want to carry, and most opt to stock the newer games. The ticket is still available for retailers, so some should still be stocking it.

10/02/2019 08:16 - Denver G.

Morning LZ. I think Berry is only looking at the "highlights". if you click on the individual games , you will see they are updated. The highlights page focuses only on winners that had their picture taken. But since players make rude comments about winners on here almost everyday, seems like more and more winners are not getting their pic taken..... I can't blame them. I wouldn't either...

10/01/2019 05:55 - Berry B.

Ok,NC lottery,start updating the recent winners more BETTER!!NC Lottery
Hi Berry, We update the Winner Highlights page weekly. Is there something we missed that needs updating?

10/01/2019 10:43 - Brenda S.

Best swishes.

10/01/2019 09:05 - Lorie W.

Has the bigspin not come online yet? I have a ticket that matches but when you go to it does not workNC Lottery
Hi Lorie, apologies for the inconvenience, we are working on the getting the site back up as soon as possible.

10/01/2019 07:50 - Edward H.

Some one from n c lot call me let me know if i am in the system or being black balled thank you i have never won any thing enterd ticks for years some thing is goin on waiting to hear from you????????????????? NC Lottery
Hi Edward, it takes luck to win, so there is no guarantee that having entries will result in a prize. If would like to discuss your account, please give our online play support team a call at 1-855-767-1863

9/30/2019 11:46 - Troy W.

Could we at least update the picture? That's obviously the old version of the ticket.NC Lottery
Hi Troy, thanks for catching that! We swapped the photo for the newer ticket.

9/30/2019 06:58 - Dwight M.

Congratulations Mr.JAMES, "Enjoy" ????????. However,just another example of a big east coast win. How surprising. Always close to headquarters. There's just no coincidence in this scenario.

9/30/2019 05:19 - Tim M.

Not to be the eternal pessimist but ANY of these games has always yielded next to nothing as far as wins. Doesn't matter if it's Junior, Mega, or Jumbo, they're as bad for luck as the LOADED and WIN-IT-ALL games. IF I went right now and bought any of them, I have confidence it would be a complete wipeout! And you know how a LOT of scratch-offs make it look like all your numbers or nearly all are just one-off from winning? Well, with these games, most of the time I'm not even close! I know someone who actually had some luck with these games but me, not so much. But I can play something else and at least win something.

9/30/2019 04:00 - DL H.

Congratulations Charles!!!! Enjoy :-)

9/30/2019 03:26 - RHONDA L.

Congratulations, that' my favorite scratch-off

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