Lucky Strike: North Carolina Resident Hits Jackpot Twice

Mills struck gold once again, clinching a $200,000 grand prize in a “second-chance” drawing, confirmed by the North Carolina Education Lottery on February 8.

This isn’t Mills’ first rodeo; he previously snagged a cool $100,000 from a scratch-off ticket back in December 2021.

“I’m still in disbelief lightning could strike twice,” Mills exclaimed to lottery officials.

The draw, part of the 2023 Multiply the Cash Second Chance event, saw Mills triumph among over 47 million entries.

By simply scanning his tickets into his account, Mills automatically entered the drawing, which occurs quarterly.

His big win was a shock via email, overwhelming Mills with joy.

Post-tax, Mills walked away with a tidy sum of $143,000 and disclosed the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Putting his windfall to good use, Mills plans to alleviate his twin sons’ student loan burden after they graduate with MBAs from Campbell University.

Established in 2005, the North Carolina Education Lottery started ticket sales on March 30, 2006, and added Powerball two months later.

The inaugural second-chance drawing, where Mills clinched his latest victory, occurred on March 30, 2007, marking the lottery’s first anniversary.

Since its inception, the North Carolina Education Lottery has contributed over $10 billion to education in the state, with $1 billion raised in 2023 alone, a historic achievement for its education funding.