Steven Smith of Indian Trail and Wael Salem of Charlotte are the latest to win half a million dollars in the“$500,000 Jackpot” instant scratch-off game.

Their winning ticket, worth $340,003.20 after taxes, was bought at Xpress Mart #4 on Wilgrove-Mint Hill Road in Mint Hill.

Smith says he was in shock and couldn’t believe it when he realized the ticket he bought was worth the top prize. Salem says it feels great to win. […]