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Forsyth County woman bags $1 million top prize

September 15, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:03 AM

Angelia Bates of Winston-Salem saw her $10 scratch-off ticket win her a $1 million top prize.

She purchased her lucky Carolina Black Millionaire Edition from Three Brothers By-Lo on Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem.

Bates claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She had the choice of taking the $1 million as an annuity of 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump sum and took home $424,503 after required state and federal tax withholdings.

Carolina Black Millionaire Edition launched this month with five top prizes of $1 million. Three top prizes remain to be won. 


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9/16/2020 01:18 - Betty B.

I’m waiting to see my name Betty Buchanan

9/15/2020 11:42 - DL H.

Huge blessing Angelia. Congratulations:-)

9/15/2020 10:57 - john j.

I won $20.00 today after first try at fast play yes NC Lottery
Congrats on the win, John!

9/15/2020 06:09 - Anita R.


9/15/2020 03:45 - ray h n.

Congrats keep em coming

9/15/2020 01:19 - Cynthia W.

In the new fast play game you only when if you match all 4 numbers ie Lucky Clover game?NC Lottery
Hey Cynthia, That's right. When you're playing the Lucky Clove Fast Play game, you need to match all 4 numbers on the clover to win the prize in the center of that clover. You can read more about how to play that game here:

9/15/2020 01:05 - William S.

Congratulations - Angelia...

9/15/2020 11:16 - Frankie T.

No winners like the western part of the state.

9/15/2020 11:01 - Jeffrey A.

So I'm still confused on Fastplay, you purchase the ticket/s over the counter in any NCEL places, and do you win right away if there are 3 or 4 symbols matching and claim the price there? Still unsure about this gameNC Lottery
That's absolutely right, Jeffrey! The ticket is printed instantly at the lottery terminal and then you can play the game or scan your ticket right then to find out if you won. No drawings to wait for and no scratching required!

9/15/2020 10:13 - STEVEN C.

Why it seems like all the top prizes are in the western part of the state NC Lottery
If you read the blog or our social media pages long enough, you'll see that we have winners in all different places across North Carolina. We get similar comments from players in every region of the state--some notice that there are many winners in the east. Some say the same thing about the west. Many think that only big cities have big winners. And some mention that a lot of big winners are from small towns. The truth is that it takes a lot of luck to win no matter where you live or play - big city or small town, east or west!

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