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Concord truck driver wins $277,777

May 15, 2018 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:16 AM

Juan Rivera of Concord said doing yardwork for his mom led to a $277,777 lottery win that will help fulfill a dream of a family business.

Rivera said he stopped at the Speedway on US. 29 North on Friday to get $2 in gas for the lawn mower and decided to try his luck with a “777” ticket. As his wife drove home, he scratched his way to the game’s top prize.

“I scratched it and had to park the car for a minute,” Rivera said Monday as he claimed the prize. “You can’t believe it. You just can’t believe it. You have to look at the ticket, look at it a couple of times.”

Rivera, a truck driver, said he has a longtime dream of starting his own business for other members of his family and, one day, for his children. He said he would like to start a staffing agency and a cleaning service. For fun, he said, he will use some of the money for a family vacation.

“I want to make a better life for my kids,” Rivera said. “I don’t want them to have to work as hard as I did.”

The $5 game launched in April with four top prizes of $277,777. Rivera claimed the last one in the game and, after state and federal tax withholdings, took home $195,837. With the last top prize claimed, the lottery will start the process of ending the game.

Ticket sales from instant games like ‘777’ make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million a year for education. For details on how $13.4 million raised by the lottery supported education programs in Cabarrus County last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website,


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5/18/2018 10:40 - Michael R.

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5/18/2018 04:51 - Amanda B.

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5/17/2018 08:18 - Joshua L.

I’ve won on Extreme Millions! Most I’ve won was $500, that was back in November. I use a strategy I play in a different place every time and never the same place twice. If I play the same place I wait for a little bit and go back. Also we have 100 counties all with thousands of stores, I’m still waiting on my huge win and it will come????

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5/15/2018 09:14 - Gregg H.

I have been unable to enter tickets since yesterday, either using cell phone or laptop. "Down for maintenance" is the message. Any thoughts on when the issue will be resolved?NC Lottery
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5/15/2018 06:51 - Martha W.

It is still saying the website is down on my desktop, but I can get in on my mobile app.NC Lottery
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5/15/2018 04:05 - Denver G.

I am able to enter drawings on my desk top and mobile app (cell phone) now. All I had to do was log out and then back in to each one.NC Lottery
That's awesome to hear, Denver! Thanks for the update.

5/15/2018 03:52 - Yi Zhi Z.

When I try to scan my tickets in it says "the website is currently down for maintenance". it's been like that since yesterday. Is anyone else experiencing that?NC Lottery
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5/15/2018 03:27 - ERIC T.

Congrats on winning im trying my luck too haven't won anything big yet.

5/15/2018 02:30 - judy w.

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5/15/2018 01:15 - George H.

Should Have Been Me,But-Great Luck.And May God Bless Him And His Family.

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