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Lottery Holds First Raffle

Posted July 4, 2007

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— The North Carolina Education Lottery conducted its first raffle Wednesday, with four tickets worth $1 million.

Lottery officials pulled 509 winning numbers in the “Sizzlin’ Millionaire Raffle.” Four $1 million prizes, five prizes of $100,000 and 500 prizes of $1,000 were awarded.

The winning numbers for the $1 million prizes are as follows:

  • 066337
  • 327499
  • 453754
  • 041714

The winning $100,000 numbers are as follows:

  • 312007
  • 167174
  • 406581
  • 397878
  • 425780

The $1,000 winners can be found at www.nc-educationlottery.org.

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  • yacs Jul 5, 2007

    Thanks, sick of thugs, I appreciate the comments. I agree it's a slippery slope once you allow politicians to push through something minor in a sneaky way -- a trick like that can only escalate. I hope it doesn't. But I guess it'd be too optimistic to think that the State Legislature is miraculously clean now that Jim Black is gone. ;-)

    Since I enjoy the lottery, I admit I'm being selfish when I look the other way. We'll probably just have to agree to disagree on this one.

    And I did read your blog -- very interesting! I'm sick of thugs, too, especially the ones in my neighborhood and in my children's schools. It's downright scary. You probably know my stance on human life and capital punishment; still, society today will make a man start to rethink some priorities, y'know?

    Btw, are you an LEO? Sounds like you are, from the posts on your GoLo site. (But according to Die Hard 2, cops love the Lottery!)

    Seriously, if you are one, thanks, and be careful!

  • none123 Jul 5, 2007

    You Are Correct Sir. Let me first say that I do enjoy talking back and forth with you. Your posts promote thought to many different discussions and I appreciate it. With that said I wanted to respond to the " but the bill they passed was victimless" comment you stated. It was not "victimless". By your own admission the bill was not passed the proper way. That means that WE are all victims of crooked politics. Thats not right. We (well, some of us) voted certain people into positions of authority and we should expect them to do the right thing. If we all just say that its ok and let it roll off our backs then does that make it alright? How many other laws are going to go into effect this way? Are we going to continue to allow it?------Check out my blog on my profile and post..Thanks!

  • yacs Jul 5, 2007

    sick of thugs 4: 'You Are Correct Sir. How can you say that it doesn't matter "how it was passed". I think it does matter. If it was passed by back door dealing then it is everyones problem. Its not right.'

    But nobody was hurt by it. We should have had one a long time ago and I'm glad they finally got one in, even if they had to vote while two dissentors were not in the session. It was sneaky, I admit, but the bill they passed was victimless. I wouldn't be so cavalier about their methods if it had been something more important, with further-reaching ramifications -- that's hypocritical, I know, but the Lottery just isn't that big of a deal. It's something fun for consenting adults, and nobody was hurt by squeaking it through.

  • 1Moms_View Jul 5, 2007

    As far as schools receiving the benefit from the lottery, I'll believe that when I see reduced class sizes, better resources, schools that can accomidate the number of students attending, and enough staff to provide the instruction students deserve. THEN I may play to support it.

  • none123 Jul 5, 2007

    Your comments are not relevant. I guess we are even. On a lighter note, check out my blog and let me know what you think in the form of a post!

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Jul 5, 2007

    This article is about lottery winners so no, your comments are not relevant.

  • none123 Jul 5, 2007

    amvaugha. You said "If you want to complain about crooked politics there are far more important things for you to talk about for example, the "war" in Iraq."

    If this article was about the war in Iraq then I would post something relevant to it. This is an article about the lottery. I will post relevant to the issues surrounding the lottery.

  • none123 Jul 5, 2007

    You Are Correct Sir. How can you say that it doesn't matter "how it was passed". I think it does matter. If it was passed by back door dealing then it is everyones problem. Its not right.

  • AM is Back to Being Immaculate Jul 5, 2007

    You are correct sir- Well said.
    All of these people complaining about the lottery really have no point, they just want to give their 2 cents. It doesn't matter who buys the tickets as long as they are consenting adults. If you want to complain about crooked politics there are far more important things for you to talk about for example, the "war" in Iraq. Stop being so self righteous and just commit yourself to not playing the lottery. It's none of your business who does play because if they didn't play here they would play in SC or VA and it always makes more since to keep revenue in the state of NC

  • yacs Jul 5, 2007

    pulstar40, I'm with you -- can't wait for the next one! This one was a lot of fun.

    To all the whiners -- who cares where it's played, how it was passed, or whether it raises enough money? I don't care about any of that when I gamble in a casino; why should I care when I play the lottery? People don't play the lottery for those reasons. I like playing it because I like to gamble. It's not immoral, illegal or sinful. It's my business, and I enjoy it. But if it's not hurting you, then stop whining about it!

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