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A North Carolina man was about to throw three scratch-off lottery tickets away after none of them won much.

Then he saw the second-chance heading on the Colossal Cash tickets, according to a lottery news release on Thursday.

"Until I read that, I didn't even know there were second-chance drawings," Derrick Suber of Charlotte told NC Education Lottery officials.

Suber entered his tickets into the $10,000,000 Colossal Cash Second-Chance Drawing on the lottery's website and won $1 million. He beat odds of 1 in 990,000, according to the lottery website.

Players can enter winning and non-winning tickets into second-chance drawings for a chance to win cash and other prizes.

"I thought, 'Is this really happening?'" Suber told officials when he claimed his prize at lottery headquarters in Raleigh on Thursday. "This isn't something that happens every day."

Suber could choose between an annuity with 20 annual payments of $50,000, and a $600,000 lump sum. He chose the lump sum.

After tax withholdings, he took home $424,500, which he will use to pay his student loans and mortgage.

"It feels great to have this second chance," Suber, an electrical technician, told lottery officials. "To be debt free and not have to worry about this is a blessing."

Three $10,000,000 Colossal Cash second-chance drawings remain. The game offers 25 prizes of at least $1 million, with the top prize $10 million.

Another recent $1 million lottery winner from North Carolina left the winning Powerball ticket unattended for weeks on his dining room table, Lottery Post reported Thursday. The man said he was stunned and his wife was speechless when they finally checked the numbers.

The man, who chose to remain anonymous, bought the winning ticket for the June 8 Powerball drawing at a Nanba in Bennettsville.

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Posted: July 28, 2019, 8:49 am - IP Logged

Congrats to him, love second chance drawings.

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    Posted: July 28, 2019, 9:18 am - IP Logged

    I'm glad to see he woke up from the coma that he was in. That ticket has been out since last Aug. and another $30 ticket has joined it also with a second chance drawing. North Carolina Educational Lottery is notorious for writing b.s. feel good stories and that one is on the top of the list. Stores everywhere advertise the second chance drawing for the $30 ticket. The one he won on is the second drawing of three. The recent $30 ticket has it's first second chance drawing the first week of next month. Sorry that I sound negative but I get sick and tired of NCEL coming up with these b.s. stories. Woman stops for milk and bread and buys one scratch off ticket and wins $100,000 or the woman who normally doesn't gamble had a friend talk her into buying one scratch off ticket and she won $50,000. These are true examples that have been written.

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      Posted: July 28, 2019, 9:59 am - IP Logged

      I'm glad to see he woke up from the coma that he was in. That ticket has been out since last Aug. and another $30 ticket has joined it also with a second chance drawing. North Carolina Educational Lottery is notorious for writing b.s. feel good stories and that one is on the top of the list. Stores everywhere advertise the second chance drawing for the $30 ticket. The one he won on is the second drawing of three. The recent $30 ticket has it's first second chance drawing the first week of next month. Sorry that I sound negative but I get sick and tired of NCEL coming up with these b.s. stories. Woman stops for milk and bread and buys one scratch off ticket and wins $100,000 or the woman who normally doesn't gamble had a friend talk her into buying one scratch off ticket and she won $50,000. These are true examples that have been written.

      reddog time for you to win on your NCEL.

       

      Congratulations to the second chance millionaire.

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        Posted: July 28, 2019, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

        I'm glad to see he woke up from the coma that he was in. That ticket has been out since last Aug. and another $30 ticket has joined it also with a second chance drawing. North Carolina Educational Lottery is notorious for writing b.s. feel good stories and that one is on the top of the list. Stores everywhere advertise the second chance drawing for the $30 ticket. The one he won on is the second drawing of three. The recent $30 ticket has it's first second chance drawing the first week of next month. Sorry that I sound negative but I get sick and tired of NCEL coming up with these b.s. stories. Woman stops for milk and bread and buys one scratch off ticket and wins $100,000 or the woman who normally doesn't gamble had a friend talk her into buying one scratch off ticket and she won $50,000. These are true examples that have been written.

        ROFL  LOL  I have to agree you hear all these feel good stories about people who NEVER played winning big money .....they broadcast it on tv to make sure everyone hears about it why b/c it drives the scratch off ticket sales up . They had a story a few years back about a homeless man that won , the lady who played her Christmas numbers when she went shopping having never played before , least we not forget about the one who won b/c she was told to get out of bed at 9:30 pm go buy the ticket and she ended up winning the largest jackpot ever that NC has was that the mega millions I think so ......what is wrong with this story .....she has 5 kids and what person in America that has 5 kids is asleep at 9:30 pm lol that is still funny to me . Reddog get out your cookies and milk I'm sure the next one will even be better yet .I guess the true gamblers should just not buy anything b/c we will never win according to statistics only those that have never bought anything needs to buy .....oh I forgot those that normally buy your tickets can't be a feel good story...down to her last penny she bought a five dollar ticket after spending all her money on the lottery that week .....she finally won Wink

        Throw it against the wall and see if it sticks (every time I send a deal to the banker ROFL

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          Posted: July 28, 2019, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

            A classic when Derrick Suber exclaimed, "Is this really happening?"

           His student loans and mortgage are history.

           Who would say NO to $424,500.00   But beware he might still owe a little bit more to the tax man.

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            Posted: July 28, 2019, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

              A classic when Derrick Suber exclaimed, "Is this really happening?"

             His student loans and mortgage are history.

             Who would say NO to $424,500.00   But beware he might still owe a little bit more to the tax man.

            State tax on $600,000 (5.8% flat rate) $34,800

            Federal tax on $600,000 (we'll assume no other income.. )  $187,689.50

            $600,000 - $187,689.50 = $412,310.50 ( $424,500 - $412,310.50 = $12,189.50 still to pay federal..

            plus state tax... ($34,800) 

             

            additional tax to pay   $46,989.50

             

            If he has other income, then he owes more (And I'm betting he has other income)

             

            He'll walk out with less than $377, 510.5

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              Posted: July 28, 2019, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

              State tax on $600,000 (5.8% flat rate) $34,800

              Federal tax on $600,000 (we'll assume no other income.. )  $187,689.50

              $600,000 - $187,689.50 = $412,310.50 ( $424,500 - $412,310.50 = $12,189.50 still to pay federal..

              plus state tax... ($34,800) 

               

              additional tax to pay   $46,989.50

               

              If he has other income, then he owes more (And I'm betting he has other income)

               

              He'll walk out with less than $377, 510.5

              But still a very nice pay day!

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                Posted: July 28, 2019, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                Just another "feel good" story from the North Carolina Extortion Lottery (NCEL).   Second change are nothing more than another way for them to track your play habits and what you spend.  No thanks, stopped playing scratch offs 2 years ago (at least in NC) and never looked back.  Good for him, glad he got something from these NC crooks!

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                  ROFL  LOL  I have to agree you hear all these feel good stories about people who NEVER played winning big money .....they broadcast it on tv to make sure everyone hears about it why b/c it drives the scratch off ticket sales up . They had a story a few years back about a homeless man that won , the lady who played her Christmas numbers when she went shopping having never played before , least we not forget about the one who won b/c she was told to get out of bed at 9:30 pm go buy the ticket and she ended up winning the largest jackpot ever that NC has was that the mega millions I think so ......what is wrong with this story .....she has 5 kids and what person in America that has 5 kids is asleep at 9:30 pm lol that is still funny to me . Reddog get out your cookies and milk I'm sure the next one will even be better yet .I guess the true gamblers should just not buy anything b/c we will never win according to statistics only those that have never bought anything needs to buy .....oh I forgot those that normally buy your tickets can't be a feel good story...down to her last penny she bought a five dollar ticket after spending all her money on the lottery that week .....she finally won Wink

                  LOL, you should become a copywriter for the NCEL advertising department.

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