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Cabarrus County man instantly wins a $100,000 prize

October 12, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:20 AM

Richard Stanchek of Concord tried his luck on a scratch-off ticket at a grocery store and instantly won a $100,000 prize.

Stanchek purchased his $30 Millionaire Maker ticket from the Harris Teeter on South Sharon Amity in Charlotte. He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $70,759.

Millionaire Maker is the first game to offer 30 $1 million prizes along with 10 $100,000 prizes. So far 20 people have won $1 million prizes in the game and five have won $100,000.

Ticket sales from scratch-offs like Millionaire Maker make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $900 million a year for education. For details on how $14.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Cabarrus County in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.


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10/20/2021 06:50 - Demarcus P.

Well what about New Bern because people in New Bern has won more than anyone in the 336 area code you guys are amazing to act as if you are helping schools while I have seen none built but on the wealthy side of town while you are only sending big wins to places like Charlotte, Concord, New Bern, and Raleigh I can name all the big winners that happened in my town and it has not been no where near new Bern and like I said somebody from the 704 win everyday!NC Lottery
Thanks for responding, Demarcus! At the end of the day, it just takes a whole lot of luck to be a big winner! We see winners spread across the state, and while there may be more frequent winners in more populated areas, all of our tickets - winning and non-winning - are randomly distributed. We at NCEL don't even know where the winning tickets are until a lucky winner shows up to claim their prize!

10/17/2021 05:52 - Demarcus P.

I guess the best thing to do is move to 704 then because 336 is definitely taking players money while no one in the area hardly wins but we play notably as well!NC Lottery
Hi Demarcus! Anywhere there are more chances being taken to win—for example Raleigh or Charlotte—the odds will play out more often there over time. You'll have a larger volume of both winning and non-winning tickets in proportion with the odds. That has no effect on the likelihood of a particular ticket winning or not winning a prize, whether it be in a big city or a small town, to make the lottery fair to all our players. Hope this helps!

10/14/2021 08:43 - Amy G.


10/13/2021 07:45 - Gloria C.

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

10/13/2021 04:53 - Roger K.

Lucky, lucky, lucky is all I can say! Not I winning anything!

10/13/2021 04:08 - Denver G.

Withdrew some winnings from online account this week. Not as bad or hard a process as some would have you believe. Got an email saying several documents they "may" need. Then a 2nd one saying they only needed a government ID. Took a pic of my license , uploaded it in the secure documents as they instructed. It went from pending to accepted in less then 48hrs. EZ. Bottom line , don't freak out and go in panic mode when asked for info to verify you and your account. I've been a member since10/2012 and was kind of " like really". Online chat helped along the way. Thank you so much........NC Lottery
Thanks for being a part of the NC Lottery community, Denver!

10/13/2021 11:17 - Kenneth F.

The $2 game Triple 333 has vanished from the website....??? It's still an active game.NC Lottery
Thanks for your question, Kenneth! The Triple 333 game is ending soon with an official end date of November 19, 2021 and the last day to claim prizes as February 22, 2022. Hope this helps!

10/12/2021 09:59 - Ricky S.

Why is the 2021 Multiply The Cash second chance drawing take took place last Wednesday still showing no winners yet ?? Same goes for the September $50,000 Luck-Rewards drawing, still showing no winner.NC Lottery
Thanks for reaching out, Ricky! We apologize for the inconvenience and delay on our part. The drawings were conducted as scheduled on October 6 and winners were selected, but our system that reports winner names was delayed in notifying our security team. They are in the process of identifying and contacting winners now and the site should be updated soon! Hope this helps!

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