• Longtime Panthers fan wins season tickets for 20 years


    Pamela Jamison of Dallas, N.C., says she feels like she’s scored a touchdown after winning a pair of Carolina Panthers season tickets for 20 years in the N.C. Education Lottery.

    “I’ve been cheering for the Panthers ever since they started,” Jamison told lottery officials.   

    Jamison won the tickets after she entered a $5 Carolina Panthers scratch-off ticket into the lottery’s second-chance drawing.

    “When I entered my ticket, I kept telling my husband, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if I won,’” she said. “I can’t believe I did.”

    She plans to use the tickets to start a new tradition.

    “I’ve got a lot of family who are football fans, so I’ll take them with me.”

    She claimed her prize Tuesday at the lottery’s Charlotte regional office. Her entry was drawn from more than 500,000.

    This once-in-a-lifetime prize was part of the state’s first Carolina Panthers ticket created by the N.C. Education Lottery and Carolina Panthers. Other Panther fans and lottery players also had big wins, including eight who won $200,000 instantly, and one who won a VIP game experience at a Bank of America Stadium suite for himself and 15 friends.

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