An undercover agent presented a Charlotte retailer with a ticket designed to appear like it was a winner. When the agent handed him the ticket, the retailer said it was not a winner, and switched it out with a losing one.
A High Point woman won more than 40 times on scratch-off tickets worth at least $600 from 2011 to late 2015. The largest of her prizes totaled some $57,000. To win that often, according to Jan Hannig, a UNC statistician, she'd have to spend at lea
An Observer investigation uncovered dozens of N.C. lottery retailers or employees — the gatekeepers to potential fortunes — who beat improbable odds time and again to collect significant prizes at their own stores. Here's how unlikely that can be.
Between 2006 and late 2015, no one had won more prizes of $600 or more than retired Seagrove potter Phil Morgan. He's won 111 times. Morgan, 68, says he often bets the same number multiple times on the Pick 4 game so if it hits, he wins a lot that
The Observer asked NC Lottery leader Alice Garland if she was confident that every prize awarded of $600 or more was for a legitimate lottery winner. Garland praised the "arduous security" the agency has, and said the lottery aggressively pursues
Alice Garland, head of the NC Education Lottery, said integrity is vital to the lottery, and that its crucial for players to believe the state is offering fair and honest games. By Adam Bell - email@example.com
Manatees love the warm waters surrounding the Carolinas in the summer — and frequently show up around Hilton Head Island. But it's illegal to feed, water, touch or otherwise harass the gentle giants — and violators could pay a heavy price.
A Wendy's employee has been charged after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say he fired a shotgun into a car whose occupants got into a fight with a second employee. He was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits.