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Fred Craddock, a ‘preaching genius’ with ties to North Carolina, dies at 86

The Rev. Fred Craddock, the pulpit giant who was “like no other preacher you have ever heard,” has died, his church announced. Craddock, who redefined the art of preaching, died Friday in Blue Ridge, Georgia. The cause has not been disclosed. The 86 -year-old had been in declining health due to Parkinson’s disease in recent […]

‘It’s not going to change the person I am,’ says NC lottery winner who claims prize

RALEIGH, N.C. — It’s official: Brunswick County woman Marie Holmes has presented one of the three winning tickets for the Feb. 11 Powerball Jackpot of $564 million. Education Lottery officials say her ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball in the drawing. Holmes has opted for the lump sum of $127 million. “I […]

Three in a month: People in this North Carolina county keep winning $1 million

Millionaire Madness in McDowell County: Three $1M+ wins this month! http://t.co/0V6I8SdTy4 pic.twitter.com/Pj6QCfcujJ — NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) March 12, 2015 McDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A third person this month in McDowell County has won at least $1 million in the lottery, according to lottery officials. The North Carolina Education Lottery has announced that Russell Guffey has […]

Stop for tomato juice turns into $200,000 lottery win for Randolph County truck driver

RALEIGH, N.C. — A stop for tomato juice turned into a $200,000 lottery win for an Archdale man, according to a news release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. James Trotter, a truck driver for the last 48 years, only intended to get tomato juice when he stopped at the Citgo Fuel Center on U.S. […]

Custodian lands dream job after earning degree at 54

Michael Vaudreuil first made headlines in May when the custodian received a degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts-based Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the very school the 54-year-old had spent the past decade cleaning. Now he’s got another big announcement: a dream job with multibillion-dollar aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, where he’ll work as an engineer with […]

Cash 5 jackpot winning ticket sold at Greensboro gas station

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Someone living in the Piedmont Triad may wake up $116,964 richer. According to the NC Education Lottery’s twitter page, Last night’s Cash 5 jackpot winning ticket was sold at Fairway One Stop located at 1600 S. Elm-Eugene in Greensboro. Last night’s $116,964 #Cash5 jackpot won by ticket sold at Fairway One Stop on S. […]

Powerball jackpot: $429.6 million winner in New Jersey

We have a winner! Saturday night’s Powerball drawing produced a winner of the $429.6 million jackpot, according to lottery officials. The ticket was sold in Mercer County, New Jersey, is one of the single biggest winning tickets ever. The jackpot had swelled after 18 drawings without a winner. New Jersey lottery officials said they expect […]

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N.C. couple using same lottery numbers for 26 years wins jackpot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina husband and wife who have been playing the same set of lottery numbers for 26 years have won more than $366,000.

Terry Coggeshall claimed the prize Thursday at the headquarters of the North Carolina Education Lottery in Raleigh.

He says the lucky numbers had gotten him and his wife close to winning a few times, but they never thought they would take home the Cash 5 jackpot.

The odds of winning were 1 in 962,598. Coggeshall bought the winning ticket at a grocery store in Chapel Hill.

He says the couple started playing the same set of numbers when they lived in Florida.

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Terry Coggeshall claimed the prize Thursday at the headquarters of the North Carolina Education Lottery in Raleigh.