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El-Hulu bought his lucky Hot 5’s ticket from Stars Mart on West C Street in Kannapolis.

I will win the North Carolina Education lottery, somehow, someway! What I would do with the money is for another blog, but there’s a question we all want to know. Why do we still have Title 1 schools in North Carolina when we have an education lottery? I’m just asking for a friend. If you’re working in person at the office or remotely, you probably have collected a pool of money. I personally play the North Carolina Education lottery scratch-offs in very rich zip codes and a handful of rural communities. Many winning scratch-off games yield a pretty penny for lottery players. Lythe El-Hulu of Mint Hill took a chance on a $5 scratch-off ticket and won a $200,000 prize. Congratulations to this lucky winner. El-Hulu bought his lucky Hot 5’s ticket from Stars Mart on West C Street in Kannapolis. Mr. El-Hulu drove to lottery headquarters Monday to claim his prize and, after required state and federal tax withholdings, took home $142,501. Not bad for only a $5 scratch-off.

The game I’m referring to is called Hot 5’s game which debuted July of 2022 with five top prizes of $200,000. Since El-Hulu won the last top prize, the lottery will begin the process of ending that particular game. As mentioned earlier, ticket sales from scratch-off games are somehow allocated to fund education for kids. The lottery raises $2.5 million a day on average for education. For more details on how $61.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.


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