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N.C. Lottery shifts toward new prize claim safety measures

By Kate Northrop

GREENSBORO, N.C. — James Joyce works as a healthcare driver, delivering medicine to hospitals and clinics. Every day after work, he routinely picks up a Cash 5 ticket with EZ Match on his way home. In the morning following the April 21 draw, he checked his numbers and discovered that he was the winner of the $149,814 Carolina Cash 5 jackpot.

“I almost fainted,” Joyce remarked.

He purchased the winning ticket at the Crossroads Exon on West Market Street in Greensboro using his own set of lucky numbers for that night’s drawing. The winning numbers were 6, 16, 19, 27, and 39.

Joyce took advantage of the temporary claims process that allowed him to claim his prize from home via mail-in. He received his prize last Wednesday, which totaled $105,994 after federal and state taxes. When asked what he plans on doing with his newfound winnings, he mentioned that he would be knocking out a few small bills, but otherwise does not plan on making any big purchases. The one exception: a brand-new set of golf clubs.

Joyce’s win follows the announcement from the North Carolina Education Lottery that claim centers have re-opened as of yesterday.

The Lottery also released guidelines for players looking to collect winnings in-person while continuing to follow strict safety measures.

  • Claim Centers will allow only a few people in the building at a time to create space for proper social distancing during the claims process. Others must wait outside in their vehicles until their group is called.
  • Anyone entering a Claim Center is required to wear a mask or facial covering. Lottery employees will also be wearing personal protective equipment, including a mask or facial coverings and gloves.
  • Visitors to the Claim Centers must practice social distancing, staying at least six feet apart from others.

To avoid long waits, the Lottery reminded players that the deadline to claim prizes for winning tickets expiring between March 10 and August 1 was extended to November 1. Players may continue to claim prizes of $600 to $99,999 by signing their ticket and mailing it to lottery headquarters.

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 9:29 am – IP Logged

Congrats to the Winner!

Sounds like it went to a hard worker – glad his daily quick pick purchase worked out for him!

Smart move not blowing all the money at once Thumbs Up

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 10:44 am – IP Logged

Nice win and no obligatory (?) picture handling the ticket through the mail.   That was a nice check to receive from NCEL.

Congratulations!!

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 12:08 pm – IP Logged

Fainting is permitted Cool dying is not Dead !

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 12:17 pm – IP Logged

Congrats to the great winner!

I have bought tickets at that store myself before!

He picked out his own numbers…I usually get qp’s most of the time.

I guarantee he won’t go there no more now that his name has been made public.

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 12:25 pm – IP Logged

I guarantee he won’t go there no more now that his name has been made public.

He might…if I saw him in there I would not know who he was.

But he probably won’t.

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Congrats to the Winner!

Sounds like it went to a hard worker – glad his daily quick pick purchase worked out for him!

Smart move not blowing all the money at once Thumbs Up

l could have sworn that cigar was not lit a week ago Kenny. How did you do that?

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 1:44 pm – IP Logged

What a name, his parents must have a real sense of humor. Congratulations to him! Now he can quit driving and finish that novel.

… Sooper dooper top seekrit winning numbers: 5 16 17 24 33 52 …

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🥂s to the winner, may his load get a bit lighter every day 

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l could have sworn that cigar was not lit a week ago Kenny. How did you do that?

What are you sayin?

I had a cold-un-lit-stub until just recently?

LOL

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 6:07 pm – IP Logged

Congrats!

Nice Win!

Enjoy!

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What are you sayin?

I had a cold-un-lit-stub until just recently?

LOL

Just animated the original still picture.

Sure it was un-lit Kenny. You only lit it up ” after ” those guys with the machetes passed. Can’t risk being seen with a lit cigar in the dark, that’s a dead giveaway. That’s a ” bring it on” gesture few would undertake. But then again, you could be one of those guys who gets an adrenaline rush when faced with impossible odds. Who knows..

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Posted: May 12, 2020, 8:18 pm – IP Logged

Sure it was un-lit Kenny. You only lit it up ” after ” those guys with the machetes passed. Can’t risk being seen with a lit cigar in the dark, that’s a dead giveaway. That’s a ” bring it on” gesture few would undertake. But then again, you could be one of those guys who gets an adrenaline rush when faced with impossible odds. Who knows..

I’d rather get an adrenaline rush from just hitting my pick 4 box – I am a simple guy  LOL

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