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Lenoir County woman celebrates ‘Colossal’ $1 million win

January 7, 2019 Posted by NC Lottery at 1:40 PM

Cherie Kittrell of La Grange is celebrating after she won a $1 million lottery prize.

Her good fortune happened when she stopped by the Save Mart of Lenoir on South Wooten Street in La Grange
and bought a $10,000,000 Colossal Cash scratch-off ticket.

Kittrell claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. She had the choice of taking an annuity that has 20 payments of $50,000 a year or a lump sum of $600,000. She chose the lump sum. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $424,509. 

The $30 ticket launched in August with four top prizes of $10 million and 16 prizes of $1 million. Three top prizes and 12 $1 million prizes remain. Players can also enter their tickets into four second-chance drawings for a $1 million prize.

Ticket sales from games like $10,000,000 Colossal Cash help the lottery raise more than $650 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds are making a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website,  


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2/10/2019 03:37 - Amanda J.

Congrats! I have a winning colossal now don't know the prize amount yet. When I win I don't always scratch the winning amount right away. I look at all the other amounts and from there I just about know what it is. Guess I want the possibility of the big win to last a little longer, torture I know..Lol

1/12/2019 04:10 - Nicole W.

I’m so happy for you! I’ve been playing this game and dreaming of being featured as a big winner!

1/11/2019 10:00 - cheryl c.

wow what a great win everybody starting the new year off right congrats happy new year.

1/11/2019 12:40 - Barbara W.


1/11/2019 08:22 - NC Lottery

@KEVIN H.: We hear players say this often and we appreciate the opportunity to share some information that might be helpful. Regardless of where you live or play, the odds of winning a prize are exactly the same. Over time, the odds of winning -- and not winning -- play out the same way in Raleigh or Charlotte as they do in the mountains or on the coast. A big winning ticket can show up anywhere at anytime. In cities like Raleigh or Charlotte, you simply have a larger volume of both winning and non-winning tickets being sold, so again, over time there are more winners from those areas. That isn't to say that we haven't had winners in your area! Here's a link to some of the past winners:

1/10/2019 07:39 - Kevin H.

Congrats to the winner.. But I have a question for the lottery commission. You mentioned that it's just luck on where the winning tickets are. However I can tell you, I have been following a longtime, and there are never big winners on the coast as much as the inner cities of this state. Not even on the lucke draws do you ever see a winner from Wilmington...never. And you can't say it's because of population because Raleigh and Charlotte don't add up to the rest of the states population. If you want to win buy a ticket away from the coast..try Raleigh or Charlotte areas.NC Lottery
Hey Kevin, See our reply above!

1/10/2019 02:50 - janice i.


1/09/2019 07:21 - Sharonda M.

Congratulations Oh boy my day here wow excited

1/09/2019 05:36 - Crystal S.


1/09/2019 05:30 - Patricia M.

May you continue to be Blessed

1/09/2019 04:36 - Celia G.

How are the scratch offs distributed to have a chance of winning ticket(ex:Do you need to go to 1-50 locationshoping to get that million dollar scratch offNC Lottery
The short answer: it's all a matter of luck! The long answer: for any one lottery game, all of the winning and non-winning tickets are printed before the game begins and are interspersed at random throughout the entire game (not just within packs of tickets). Due to this randomness, every roll of tickets has a unique mix of winning and non-winning tickets. Winning tickets at every level are then distributed at random to our nearly 7,000 retailers across the state. Every time you play the lottery, it takes luck to beat the odds. That's true whether you visit one store or 100. Good luck to you!

1/09/2019 12:11 - JOHN B.

congrats!!! enjoy and spent wisely.keep your friend close and your enemy even closer, pray to GOD for wise, understanding and guidance.

1/08/2019 11:46 - Gregory F.

Congrats what a great way to start the new year. This is a great blessing from GOD. Enjoy your blessing. I use to buy 30 dollar ticket when I was working but can't afford to buy them now . Maybe one day my luck will change.

1/07/2019 06:30 - Charlie H.

Congratulations Cherie!

1/07/2019 03:54 - Gary C.

Congratulations and way to go !!! What a wonderful way to start the new year.

1/07/2019 03:27 - DL H.

Congratulations and God bless you we know what it feels like to get a win you never think it’s going to be you and then out of the clear blue sky it comes we wish you the best and we are certain you had a wonderful experience with the fantastic team at the North Carolina lottery office in Raleigh. Awesome folks!! Congratulations Cherie

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