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Cary woman’s lucky mistake leads to $736,874 digital instant win

May 14, 2024 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:18 AM
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An accidental lottery purchase became a life-changing moment for Cynthia Harris of Cary when she won a $736,874 prize playing a new digital instant game.

“I thought I was playing on Demo mode,” she laughed.

Harris won her big prize early Monday morning playing Bison Bonanza, a digital instant game featuring a progressive jackpot that can be won at any time. Harris played a $2 ticket and won the top level ‘Epic jackpot.’ The odds of that win are 1 in 15.5 million.

“I was like, ‘Wait how did this just happen,” she recalled. “It still hasn’t set in yet.”

The $736,874 jackpot represents the largest digital instant win since the lottery began offering digital instant games in November.

“I am a blessed person,” Harris said.

Harris claimed her prize at lottery headquarters Monday in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home $526,866.

She said she plans to use her winnings to help take care of her mother.

In the Bison Bonanza digital instant game, a player can play from 50 cents to $30. After Harris won the jackpot, it restarted at $50,000 and is now over $68,000 as of Tuesday morning.

Digital instant games are played exclusively online on the lottery’s website or on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Twenty different games are available to play online now.


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5/16/2024 02:12 - Tonette M.

Congratulations!

5/15/2024 11:33 - Crystal F.

Amazing! Congratulations!!!

5/15/2024 10:10 - Angela A.

These games need to be checked out! I played over $600 and in less than a hour it was all gone nothing nothing nothing no bonus I mean you got to be kidding me... The game knows who is playing and there location... I have talked to people and it knows who deposits big and who deposit small amounts...seem like every time I log in there is a message add money for free games...then you add and win .40 out of the free spins and then chase with your real money till it's all gone. NCEL you all hit the JACKPOT with this idea it is better then the($10) $50,$100 or $500 dollar scratch ticket!

5/15/2024 08:29 - John B.

Congratulatiuons!!!

5/15/2024 08:12 - marian s.

congratulations

5/15/2024 03:35 - Paula F.

Congratulations ????

5/15/2024 02:16 - Justin L.

Congratulations !!! Much more blessings to you and yours !

5/15/2024 01:36 - Jayson G.

Im commenting on the answer you gave about odds for .50 compared to 1.00 play. Don't you mean to find the odds for .50 play MULTIPLY X 2 instead of dividing? Btw congrats to the winner!!!!!NC Lottery
Hey there, Jayson! The odds to win with a 50-cent wager are half of the odds to win with a $1 wager. For a $2 wager, the odds listed in the Game Rules (these are defaulted to the $1 wager amount) would be multiplied by 2.

5/14/2024 10:24 - Vivian p.

Congratulations Cynthia to you on your Winnings. May you and your mother enjoy. That's a Blessing you wanting to use your Winnings to help take of your Mom. That's Beautiful to hear.

5/14/2024 10:02 - Linda A.

Congratulations and continued Blessings to you!

5/14/2024 08:16 - Sharron M.

Congratulations to you, you deserved it

5/14/2024 07:49 - Sabrina F.

Congratulations What happened to you is Strange.Reason is, I reported my bonus not paying correctly in April on this game and was told I was in demo mode and I knew I wasn’t. Now someone won and thought they were in Demo mode.. I have a copy of my online discussion with NC Lottery agent that told me that I was playing in deom. I am baffled!!

5/14/2024 07:13 - Sabrina D S.

Congrats!!

5/14/2024 07:05 - Sonya V.

Congratulations

5/14/2024 07:03 - Eric H.

God is good!

5/14/2024 06:35 - William A.

Wasted thousands on the this game. The odds are terrible!!! Another Mafia style game. You can win more pitching quarters.

5/14/2024 04:52 - Martha H.

Congrats, I have played a lot and haven't hit. I would be lucky once in awhile and get a chance a bonus. Maybe winning 12.00 on 12 spins. Your a lucky woman. Best wishes

5/14/2024 01:53 - annie s.

you are blessed, keep trying for more!

5/14/2024 11:40 - Thomas B.

Way to go from Greensboro..I am next!

5/14/2024 11:35 - Helen P.

Congratulations

5/14/2024 11:30 - Jessica N.

What a happy accident! Congratulations!

5/14/2024 11:05 - Tracy N.

On one hand you think wow, it’s truly the luck of the draw. On the other hand you think about all the hours you spent playing yet didn’t hit any of the bonuses.

5/14/2024 10:52 - Keona F.

Congratulations! I wish you and your mother the best. Happy be-lated Mother's day to her!

5/14/2024 10:46 - BaShawn J.

WOW!!! Congratulations!!!

5/14/2024 10:21 - Zaneta b.

Congratulations!!! I definitely played this and went all the way up to $20 a ticket. I said to myself, this is probably going to hit on $2.00 ?????? I did hit several thousand so it definitely pays!!! Haven't hit the big one YET but I am definitely happy for you! Bless your mom and more will come! ENJOY YOUR WIN!!! THIS IS A BLESSING!!!

5/14/2024 10:15 - Shemece H.

WOW!!! JUST OFF A $2 SPIN!!! THAT'S A HUGE DIFFERENT... AND IM JUST TRYING TO HIT OFF 50 cents for $2500... Smh.. I WAS THINKING THAT SOMEONE WOULD HAD TO SPIN FOR $30 TO WIN THAT AMOUNT... THAT GIVES ME A LITTLE HOPE... I GUESS WHEN ITS MEANT FOR YOU, ITS MEANT FOR YOU... EVEN IF ITS A MISTAKE!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU CYNTHIA!!!

5/14/2024 10:14 - Angela A.

Congrat! To play in real mode you have to have money on or in your account. Your total is on the screen. An if you are like me playing for $2 a spin that money goes very fast trust me I played all day Sunday trying to get this Jackpot from .50 to $30 a spin nothing. @NCEL you all still have not answered the question can you WIN a Jackpot on a .50 bet? Because the page talks about a $1 bet and if you bet $2 then it doubles your chances...NC Lottery
Hi, Angela! You can win the jackpot with a 50-cent wager! To find those odds, you'd need to divide the odds for the $1 bet by 2. But it is possible to win any of the progressive jackpot with any wager amount! :)

5/14/2024 09:56 - Joe S.

Congratulations from Charlotte!!! :)

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