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Guilford County man to buy home with $200,000 prize

May 4, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:33 AM

James Miller of Greensboro said the $200,000 he won on a $5 scratch-off ticket will help him buy a new home.

Miller said it was “a big surprise” when he scratched his Black Diamond 7s ticket and saw the big prize. He bought his ticket at the Graham Shell Family Fare on South Main Street in Alamance.

He claimed his prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $141,501 after required federal and state tax withholdings.


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5/05/2021 11:14 - Cynthia A.

Have you thought about adding some online scratch offs? It would be great to be able to play pick 3 and pick 4 online also.NC Lottery
Hi Cynthia, thanks for the helpful feedback. The game developers read these comments and take your suggestions into consideration as they plan future updates to Online Play.

5/05/2021 07:07 - Dorothy M.

This one say Guilford unsteady of Greensboro to avoid saying tickets are sold in same vicinity. Just like Cary Raleigh Clayton. ????? NC Lottery
Hi Dorothy, I wanted to assure you that the intent is not to mislead players. Most of our winner story blog posts use the name of the county in the title and then say the town or city in the article.

5/05/2021 12:07 - al s.

Hi Al, that's a great question. Cash 5 Double Play was created for traditional retailers, not Online Play. Our current Online Play system does not have the capability to add that option, but we will let our developers know you are interested in seeing that added.

5/04/2021 05:58 - Zelda L.


5/04/2021 03:49 - Margaret G.

Charlotte again just like the 2.1 million cash 5 a few weeks or a month or so ago. Am I surprised, absolutely not nor do I believe in all these what y’all call coincidences. Nothing with the lottery is on the up and up and just plain and pure 100% Fair. The only other thing that’s plain and 100% fair is the House always win

5/04/2021 12:45 - Margaret G.

Why isn’t information reported on where the cash 5 ticket for Monday nights drawing was sold. You have reported how many winners there were for $1.00 up to the jackpot but no reports where the ticket was sold. There is no privacy here, let the people know.NC Lottery
Hi Margaret, thanks for the question. The winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at the Kangaroo Express at 3800 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte. If you would like faster updates on the locations where winning tickets are sold, you might like to follow us on Twitter. That is where we post the big winner locations every morning. We will have a winner story on the blog soon, but those take some time for us to write. Thanks!

5/04/2021 12:41 - Herman S.

Hello NCEL, can you confirm the name of store in Charlotte NC the winning C5 ticket was purcahse at for drawing date 05/03/2021? NC Lottery
Hi Herman, the winning Cash 5 ticket was sold at Kangaroo Express at 3800 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte.

5/04/2021 12:02 - carolyn b.

Hi Carolyn, the ticket was purchased at the Kangaroo Express at 3800 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte. That is in Mecklenburg County.

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