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$1 million second-chance prize goes to Southern Pines man

February 7, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:52 AM
Kenneth Moore of Southern Pines took a second-chance for luck on a lottery ticket and ending up winning $1 million.

Moore’s win came Wednesday as he won the grand prize in the Colossal Cash Second Chance Drawing. The drawing had 834,929 entries.

Moore claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. He had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. He chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $424,500.

Two Colossal Cash second-chance drawings remain. Each drawing offers 29 prizes including the grand prize of $1 million, three $10,000 prizes, and 25 prizes of $500. To enter those drawings, players enter their $10,000,000 Colossal Cash tickets via the lottery’s website,, or scan the ticket’s bar code using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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2/28/2020 04:21 - MIKE T.

Under entry points for mardi gra mayheim it shows NaN. What is that?NC Lottery
Hi Mike, So sorry, but I'm not able to see what you are seeing on the site. Please reach out to our technical support folks at so they can take a look. Thanks!

2/17/2020 06:30 - Michael B.

What does NaN stand for? NC Lottery
Hi Michael, Where are you seeing NaN?

2/16/2020 01:34 - Peggy B.

How do u find numbers to make second chance entry?NC Lottery
Hi Peggy, the entry code is typically at the bottom of the scratch area. You can see an example of where to find the entry code on this webpage:

2/11/2020 11:41 - Vanessa G.

In which way(s) do you attempt to notify a potential winner? NC Lottery
Hi there Vanessa, We attempt to notify potential winners several different ways. First, we will send an email. Then, we will follow up with a phone call and will leave a voicemail if we don't get an answer. Finally, we will send a certified letter if necessary. The only way we can get in contact with potential winners is through the information listed on their NC Lottery account, so it's always a good reminder to make sure your info is up-to-date!

2/11/2020 09:00 - Taylor A.

Can I borrow some money?

2/11/2020 06:30 - Alfred O.

Congratulations to the winner

2/10/2020 04:44 - Lisa J.

I noticed some older drawings, reindeer riches, the first holiday happiness, etc. show some winner notified. When someone doesn't claim their prize within 30 days, how and when is an alternate chosen? Maybe there is still hope for us non-winners. :)NC Lottery
There is hope! If a winner does not respond to our attempts to notify them within 30 days, we begin the process again with the first alternate winner. If they don't respond within 30 days, the process begins again with the next alternate, and so on until someone claims the prize. Alternate winners are chosen in order at the same time the original winners are drawn. Hope this helps answer your question.

2/10/2020 12:18 - Malinda A.

Since there are 2 drawings left, will the winners be drawn from all the second-chance entries since the game started or only new entries that are made after the first drawing was complete? ThanksNC Lottery
Hey there Malinda, The upcoming drawings will only include entries that were made since the entry period for that drawing opened. In this case, that means it will only include entries from after the previous drawing ended.

2/10/2020 08:19 - YNETTE S.


2/09/2020 12:06 - angela s.

WOW! How exciting to be so blessed. Congratulations on your big win.

2/09/2020 10:45 - florence s.

congrats , hope I'm next!

2/09/2020 07:39 - john T.

We never see or hear much about the $1 and $2 top prize wins. Or where they are won from. NC Lottery
Hey John, Since the top prizes for our $1 games are typically below $5,000, we don't post them on our website. However, in general, the top prizes for our $2 games are above $5,000 and can be found on our winners page:

2/08/2020 05:48 - linda p.

Congrats I believe in Faith not luck when is your time it's your blessing it will be. Yountil then keep playing but don't but don't go broke. Always Be Bless

2/08/2020 11:40 - Dorothea R.

Congratulations it getting closer to Rockingham its time for million dollar winner here

2/08/2020 11:24 - Berry B.

Congrats on your win ??

2/08/2020 08:40 - Quincy R.

Congratulations Kenneth...!!! Maybe my turn will be next

2/08/2020 02:23 - Teresa J.

Congrats. Too close to me.Aberdeen's right next door.wish it could have been me i needed that bthat!! Being a single parent with 22 teenagers...

2/07/2020 11:02 - Angela R.

Congratulations...There is hope

2/07/2020 09:12 - Briskel L.

Congratulations to all that won I hope that luck will hit my family one day.

2/07/2020 09:11 - Crystal R.

Be blessed. Happy for you.

2/07/2020 08:33 - catherine s.


2/07/2020 06:45 - elizabeth j.


2/07/2020 06:18 - Sheila I.

At this point I don't care if I won $500. Something is better than nothing ??

2/07/2020 03:57 - Kenneth M.


2/07/2020 11:15 - Denver G.

My bad, I forgot about the round ball promos. Just saying, the odds of winning the next lucke-rewards or 2nd drawings will be even higher/harder!!

2/07/2020 11:03 - Denver G.

Congrats, he was one of the lucky ones. If I did my math right there were 144. That's between the four 2nd chance drawings & 2 lucke-rewards drawings. There were millions upon millions of entries in these drawings. Odds of winning are extreme to say the least.

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