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Raleigh man’s golf win helps him sink a $250,000 lottery prize

August 11, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:34 AM
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After James Bock of Raleigh won a few dollars playing golf on Tuesday, he took a swing at winning the lottery too and sunk a $250,000 prize.

“I won $15 yesterday playing golf in a golf league so I figured what the heck,” Bock said.

Bock, 79, bought his lucky $5 Mega Bucks Limited Edition ticket from the Han-Dee Hugo’s on Lead Mine Road in Raleigh. He became the first winner of the $250,000 top prize in the new game.

“I’m still shaking, I can’t believe it,” Bock said. “Holy cow.”

Bock said he already has two hole-in-one trophies in his house and now he can add his $250,000 “Big Check” right beside them.

He arrived at lottery headquarters Wednesday to collect his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $177,526.

“My beautiful wife is going to decide what we spend this on,” Bock said, adding that he would be getting himself a new set of golf clubs.

Mega Bucks Limited Edition debuted this month with five $250,000 prizes. Four $250,000 prizes remain to be claimed.


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8/12/2022 12:26 - Charles H.

Another top prize winner found in Wake county. Not surprised at all by this since more winning tickets are being sent to Wake than any other county.NC Lottery
Hi, Charles! In higher populated areas, there are more players taking a chance to win – this is why you’ll sometimes see more frequent winners from our bigger cities. However, the odds are the same no matter where you purchase your ticket: big city, small town, or through Online Play. It just takes a whole lot of luck to be a big winner!

8/12/2022 12:23 - Charles H.

5 Top prizes of $250,000. We have 100 counties and out of all 100 the first is found in Wake. There is no way that anyone can convince me that the top prize winners are being intentionally sent to Wake.

8/12/2022 06:50 - Cedric P.

Congratulations and wish you more miraculous blessings ?? ?? ??

8/12/2022 05:07 - Geoffrey C.

Congratulations

8/11/2022 10:53 - patricia p.

What a great Blessing Congratulations ??

8/11/2022 09:35 - CHRISTINA T.

Congratulstions. Im next!!!

8/11/2022 05:37 - Bobbi B.

Wow Enjoy you deserve it buddy

8/11/2022 04:51 - Sabrina D S.

Congrats!!

8/11/2022 04:39 - Gloria C.

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

8/11/2022 03:43 - Michael B.

Hey NCEL- there is pizza spot near my job that sells Keno tickets. Can I purchase a Cash 5 ticket from them or is it just programmed for Keno only ?NC Lottery
Hi, Michael! This would depend on the location - while some locations will sell all types of lottery tickets, there are locations that only sell Keno. You can view our "Where To Play" map to see locations near you: https://nclottery.com/wheretoplay. Hope this helps!

8/11/2022 01:15 - Bernice F.

Congratulation

8/11/2022 12:49 - Tiwanna M.

Congratulations

8/11/2022 11:06 - Angela A.

Congrats! I just want to say I play the lottery everyday all day and have never won any prize over $100 and that was won on a $50 or $100 ticket which I had a 50/50 chance of winning that prize. I been playing the lottery since day one, this is so crazy how these top tickets keep getting won be wham players in same citys/towns. Who is pulling these tickets to ship to the store NCEL?NC Lottery
Hi, Angela! During the secure printing process, winning tickets are distributed at random throughout the entire printing run of each game. Then they're divided up into packs and the inventory is stored securely before being distributed to retailers by the lottery's sales staff. Where a winning ticket might show up is a complete mystery until a lucky player scratches one off!

8/11/2022 10:34 - Zelda L.

congratulations

8/11/2022 10:12 - Albert N.

congratulating

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