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Durham County woman wins $150,000 prize instantly

November 20, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:03 PM

Valinda Harris of Durham tried her luck on a $5 holiday scratch-off ticket and took home a $150,000 top prize.

Harris purchased her winning Holiday Luck X50 ticket from the Bragtown Shell on North Roxboro Street in Durham. She claimed her prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $106,126.

Holiday Luck X50 launched this month with three top prizes of $150,000. Harris claimed the last top prize in the game.

Holiday Luck X50 tickets also can be entered into two second-chance drawings with the chance to win a $150,000 prize. Any Holiday Luck or Holiday Countdown ticket can be entered into the Holiday Luck second-chance drawings.

In addition to the $150,000 prize, each drawing will also award five prizes of $10,000 and 50 prizes of $500.The deadline to enter your tickets into the first drawing is Monday, Nov. 30, and the drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 9.


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11/23/2020 03:56 - Berry B.

WTG young Lady!!

11/23/2020 07:39 - Dez P.

Congrats, I'm still waiting to win big I even started buying $5 scratch off books and still not winning big. I'm going to try again next month, but after that I'm done.

11/23/2020 05:55 - Sheila I.

@ncel. A few weeks ago, I started buying scratch offs at a new location. Each time I win, I buy new cards instead of receiving the money. I noticed the clerk tells me the amount I won...but he never scans my new cards like other store clerks. Is there something shady going on here?NC Lottery
Hi Sheila, we don't have enough information regarding this particular incident to give you advice here, however if you feel like anything at all seemed out of place please give our Security Hotline a call at 888-732-6235, they are available 24 hours a day. Thanks.

11/21/2020 07:35 - rosemary m.

Congratulations enjoy

11/21/2020 12:06 - Denver G.

@DEBRA B. I agree with you 100%. Not only the Holiday scratchers, but a $30 a $5 & a few $10 scratchers had the last top prize won this month and stores are still selling them. I know it takes awhile to pick up the tickets, but.... Some people are looking for the top prize & others might just be trying to get a few more entries in the 2nd chance games b4 the tickets are picked up. That is why it is always important to stay informed. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

11/21/2020 01:32 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more wonderful wins.

11/20/2020 10:17 - wilbur r.


11/20/2020 09:54 - Debra B.

Congratulations to the top prize winners in the $5 and $20 Holisay Luck scratch-offs. Knowing that all the top prizes are gone in those scratch-offs, I feel bad for all those people who will continue to purchase those tickets not ever knowing there are no top prizes to win. I see it all the time !

11/20/2020 09:03 - Brian S.

I downloaded the new app now all my 2nd chance drawing our gone. NC Lottery
Hi Brian. So sorry for the inconvenience. Please click on the arrow next to your screen name , then click on point history->digital games-> then click on one of the games to play. Once you do that you should be able to see your current points. Please let us know if this works. Good luck.

11/20/2020 07:55 - Pauline G.

My entry for Holiday Luck X50. Where do I enter the ticket? NC Lottery
Hi Pauline. You can enter your ticket into your online account and are automatically entered to win a second-chance prize. If you do not currently have an account, you must register in order to be entered into a second-chance prize.

11/20/2020 05:44 - vaughn m.

I have looked for the promo code on lucky rewards. Unable to find. Where are they located. NC Lottery
Hi Vaughn. You can enter your promo code on the Earn Points page of Lucke-Rewards:

11/20/2020 05:04 - DL H.

Congratulations that's a great win I love these holiday tickets they're a lot of fun

11/20/2020 04:10 - Georgia A.

Congratulations Valinda!!!

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