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Stokes County woman wins ‘dazzling’ $250,000 lottery prize

April 20, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 4:44 PM

Carolyn Brown of Walnut Cove will start her weekend on a high note after claiming the last top prize in the $250,000 Diamond Dazzler scratch-off game.  

Brown bought the lucky $5 ticket at the Kangaroo Express on South Main Street in King. She claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $176,253.

$250,000 Diamond Dazzler launched in September 2017 with five top prizes of $250,000. Brown claimed the last top prize, which means the lottery will begin steps to end the game. 

Ticket sales from instant games like $250,000 Diamond Dazzler make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website. 


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4/23/2018 03:21 - Berry B.

congrats to u young lady!

4/23/2018 03:03 - carolyn b.

wtg Carolyn on your win when I saw the name I had 2 do a double take lol....wish it had been me.....

4/23/2018 01:09 - Latasha S.

I was trying to call you NC Lottery
Good morning Latasha, Our customer service team can be reached at 877-962-7529. Please let us know if there is anything further we can do to assist you.

4/22/2018 06:47 - William N.

I think as of today I may have just lost faith in the NCEL. I just bought 3 $30 EXTREME MILLIONS scratchers and didn't win ANYTHING! With the "odds" being 1 in 3 how in the world did I not win at least once? Not even whatever the lowest price was? 3 $30 scratchers on the same roll. Zero on all three. What a lousy way to start off a week. NC Lottery
Hi William, We are sorry to see that you were disappointed with your experience. Because there is never a guarantee that someone will win, we encourage people to play for fun, knowing it takes luck to beat the odds and win a prize of any size. We wish you good luck in the future.

4/22/2018 12:52 - stephen g.

Congrats on a super win. Glory and praise goes to God.

4/21/2018 11:37 - Denver G.

Congrats, nice win from the far northern part of the state.

4/20/2018 11:32 - DL H.

Awesome news. Congrats. :-)

4/20/2018 09:18 - Gregory F.

Again another big money scratch off ticket in the western part of the state or near the Raleigh Durham area. Do any body else notice this. The lottery know where the big money tickets are at.congratulations to the winner. GOD has truly blessed you

4/20/2018 08:21 - richard m.

Lucky 2018 so far around Stokes Co. Congratulations!

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