Cubbard Express

Cubbard Express are locally owned convenience stores in the Hickory Metro area, offering everything from Exxon gas to tobacco products, food, lottery tickets and beer. Open 6am to midnight.

Contact Info

(828) 324-4131
Multiple Locations,
Hickory, NC, 28601

Hours of Operation

Mon 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 06:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun 06:00 am - 12:00 am

Service Areas

Hickory NC, Hidebran NC, Newton NC, Claremont NC, Lenoir NC, Hiddenite NC

Sixteen Lottery Tickets Have Gone Unclaimed in North Carolina – in Just Six Years

The almost six-year-old lottery system in North Carolina has seen sixteen lottery tickets go unclaimed. This translates to almost three tickets a year – remember we’re not even in year six yet. Winners have failed to claim prizes worth from $100,000 to as much as $800,000. Seven of the unclaimed lottery tickets were for Carolina Cash 5, and nine were for Powerball. The largest unclaimed ticket was $800,000 for Powerball in 2008.

Then there’s the really bizarre story about a North Carolina couple who came forward to claim their million dollar prize just ONE DAY before their winning ticket became a scrap of worthless paper …

The husband had held onto the winning lottery ticket for months, in spite of desperate attempts by the lottery authorities to locate the winners. When he learned that he had won, he decided to wait before telling his wife. Eventually, one day when she was feeling low, he broke the news of their windfall by casually saying, “Things are not so bad!”

As the months ticked by, the wife begged him to redeem the ticket but, fearful of extravagant publicity, the husband stashed the ticket away in everything from a shoebox to a Bible. At one stage, he thought he had lost the ticket because he couldn’t remember where he had put it. Whenever his wife brought the subject up, he’d simply say, “We’ll talk about it.”

On the day that they finally went to collect the prize, he told lottery officials, “It wasn’t about the money – I was nervous and overwhelmed about the attention we would receive.”