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Anson County woman ‘started screaming’ when she saw $100,000 prize

August 11, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 12:02 PM
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On Sunday, Lisa Smith of Polkton became the first winner of a $4,000,000 Gold Rush $100,000 prize.

On her way back from visiting her mom, which she does “every Sunday”, Smith stopped at the Murphy USA on U.S. 74 West in Wadesboro.

She got gas, tried her luck on a few $20 tickets, and continued home.

:I didn’t scratch it until I got home,” said Smith. “My husband was in bed asleep and when I scratched it and saw that I had won that much, I started screaming. He jumped up thinking something was wrong and I just told him that I had won $100,000 on the ticket.”

Smith, who works at Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $70,756.

With her prize money, Smith said she plans to pay off her mortgage and “fix up” her house. “The rest is going into savings,” she said.

The $4,000,000 Gold Rush game launched this month with three top prizes of $4 million and six prizes of $100,000. Three $4 million top prizes and five $100,000 prizes remain to be won.


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8/27/2020 04:42 - Charles H.

On the gold rush game what are the odds of finding a gold bar win all on both the $5 and $20 tickets? Also, what is the prize structure for finding the gold bar? I managed to find it twice at 2 locations this week. The $5 ticket was a $1000 winner and the $20 was $200.NC Lottery
Hey Charles, The “win all” feature typically starts appearing at prize levels that are at least four times or more the price of the ticket, so for example on a $2 game the “win all” may appear on tickets that win $10 or more, while on a $5 game the “win all” would win at least $20 total. You can view the odds for these prize levels over on the scratch-off page for each specific game: https://nclottery.com/ScratchOff

8/21/2020 11:16 - Evgeny P.

Congratulations to Lisa! And to the lottery providing chances and hope. Question to NC Lottery team: There should have been "2020 Multiply The Cash" Drawing 1 at May 20, 2020 had it been commenced already? Where to find the results!NC Lottery
Hi there Evgeny, It certainly has! You can find the winner list on this page: https://nclottery.com/RewardsDraw?dn=15. Just click on the May 20 drawing date and you should see an pop-up where you can click to view the winners. Thanks!

8/21/2020 09:12 - Linda K.

Congratulations!

8/21/2020 06:19 - Mary H.

Congratulations :)

8/21/2020 12:30 - Marshall w.

Congratulations!! To all winners I can't wait to post my winnings it's coming real soon!

8/19/2020 11:36 - Casselle W.

My sista i'm really glad for you,you are deserving of this win if not, it would've not been made so. Enjoy it and pay it forward.

8/16/2020 10:27 - Berry B.

WTG,young lady!!

8/14/2020 10:16 - joanie m.

I have not received any promotion emails for online players NC Lottery
Hi Joanie, You can edit your email preferences to allow us to send you promotional emails by clicking your username and selecting the "Email Subscriptions" button.

8/13/2020 01:44 - Jennifer J.

Congratulations!!

8/12/2020 10:15 - Brenda S.

ANic e going.

8/12/2020 12:04 - Nellie P.

Congratulations, so happy for you and your family.

8/11/2020 09:17 - Jeffrey A.

Buying tickets in IGA stores in Duplin county and nothing major on winnings. There's no jackpot in Duplin countyNC Lottery
Sorry to hear you haven't had more luck, Jeffrey. We wish everyone could be a big winner, but it's important to remember that prizes come from non-winning tickets. You never know where a jackpot winner is going to show up - all it takes is finding one lucky ticket. We hope your luck changes soon!

8/11/2020 07:25 - Velma T.

Way to go Lisa!!

8/11/2020 06:18 - Gloria C.

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

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