RALEIGH – Two tickets sold at Statesville stores won big prizes in lottery drawings held Saturday night. Charles Killian of Statesville has already come to lottery headquarters to collect the $467,073 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot he won. He purchased his winning ticket at Fast Phil’s on Taylorsville Road in Statesville.
A Powerball ticket sold at the Kangaroo Express on Safreit Road in Statesville is worth $1 million. The ticket beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million when it matched all five white balls drawn, which were: 3-10-19-36-46. Players have 180 days from the date of a drawing to claim prizes.
Ticket sales for games such as Carolina Cash 5 and Powerball have enabled the lottery to raise more than $2.58 billion for education initiatives statewide. Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Iredell County education programs received more than $36.4 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and need-based college scholarships and financial aid.
A Cash 5 promotion that started Sept. 9 offers players five extra chances to win as much as $50,000. In each Cash 5 Bonus Bucks drawings five prizes will be awarded: One $50,000 grand prize, one $5,000 prize, and three $1,000 prizes. The first Bonus Bucks drawing was held on Nov. 14 and the second is scheduled for Jan. 16. More details on the promotion are available on the lottery’s official website.