Jan. 29, 2014 – Carolina Cash 5 players who bought a ticket for $5 or more could win up to $50,000 in the North Carolina Lottery’s Bonus Bucks drawing next Wednesday.
The Bonus Bucks promotion has been awarding extra cash prizes to Carolina Cash 5 players since November 2012, and after the drawing next week, there will only be two drawings left.
Players who bought a $5 Cash 5 ticket before Jan. 22 are already entered into next week’s drawing. Along with every $5 Carolina Cash 5 ticket, an “entry slip” is printed out with a nine-digit number.
This entry slip means that your nine-digit number has been entered into the next Bonus Bucks drawing, and if you win, you’ll need to present the entry slip to claim your prize.
In each Bonus Bucks drawing, the Lottery gives away five prizes. The top prize is worth $50,000, the second prize is worth $5,000, and three third-prize winners get $1,000 prizes.
Since the promotion began, the Lottery has given away more than $400,000 in Bonus Bucks prizes, and will give away almost $175,000 in the final three drawings.
To make sure you get a chance to win some Bonus Bucks the next time around, pick up a $5 Carolina Cash 5 ticket before March 26 for the next drawing, and before May 28 for the final drawing.
Players can buy five lines of play on a single ticket for $5, or can buy an advance play ticket for five drawings with one line of numbers.
If you’re already entered for next Wednesday’s drawing, hold onto those entry slips, you’ll need to hand one in if they draw your number.