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Lincoln County man’s fourth lottery win in July bags $100,000 prize

July 21, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:15 PM
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A two-week lucky streak for Frank Drum, Jr. of Lincolnton led to not one, not two, not three, but four lottery wins, ending with a $100,000 Ruby Red 7’s prize.

“I won $100 on the little $2 Lots of $100’s ticket first,” recalled Drum. “Then I used that $100 to buy one $25 ticket, hit $1,000 and then I went in on a Friday, bought another $25 ticket and won another $1,000. It was a lot of good luck.”

On Thursday, Drum stopped at Kingsway on East Main Street in Lincolnton where he purchased his most recent lucky $20 ticket along with a $5 Carolina Panthers ticket and a $5 Super 7s ticket.

Still in the store, Drum scratched his winning ticket off and revealed its big prize. “I basically walked straight out of the store, got into my truck, sat down and got myself together after I’d realized what I’d won,” he said. “It was unbelievable.”

His wife called as he was sitting in his truck and asked him to run one more errand before heading home. “I said I need to come home,” he recalled. “And she said, ‘No, I need you to go do this.’ So, I said, ‘Look, I won $100,000!’ And she goes, ‘No, you didn’t!’ and hung up on me. She thought I was lying to her!”

Drum claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings he took home $70,756.

He and his wife plan to use the winnings to pay off their bills. “We’re gonna put a little back in savings,” said Drum. “Then, when all the COVID-19 is over, we’ll take a week’s vacation. It’s been a blessing for us. This is definitely going to make life a lot better.”

Ruby Red 7’s launched in January with four top prizes of $4 million and eight prizes of $100,000. Two $4 million prizes and three $100,000 prizes remain to be won.


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7/23/2020 10:01 - vanessa b.

congrats

7/23/2020 06:40 - Leticia H.

Congrats waiting on my turn

7/23/2020 09:01 - Louis A.

That's awesome!

7/23/2020 01:00 - john j.

Way to go dude !!??

7/22/2020 07:37 - carolyn b.

WOW VERY NICE LUCKY STREAK....REMEMBER ALL GOOD THINGS COME FROM ABOVE...

7/22/2020 07:32 - carolyn b.

WHAT COUNTY WAS THE JULY 21ST C5 WON INNC Lottery
Hi Carolyn, the winning ticket for the July 21, Cash 5 drawing sold in Wake County. It was purchased at the BP gas station convenience store at 1933 S Main St. in Wake Forest.

7/21/2020 09:24 - CHRISTINA T.

I need that luck. Im pretty lucky but have not won 100k yet. God bless you and congrats.

7/21/2020 08:20 - Tiffiny H.

Congradulations!!!!

7/21/2020 08:08 - Teresa S.

Congrats to him... but this tells me more einning tickets are going to Lincolnton, than the bigger cities, like Charlotte.

7/21/2020 06:03 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations.

7/21/2020 05:35 - vanessa b.

congrats

7/21/2020 04:41 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you. I wish you many more happy wins.

7/21/2020 02:52 - Vicki G.

Amazing winning streak!! Congratulations!

7/21/2020 02:39 - DL H.

Great story!!! Love it. Talk about lucky city. Good for you Frank!!! Enjoy it. Your next one will be $1 million

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