Beaufort retiree reels in $10,000 prize at The North Carolina Seafood Festival

James Fudesco reels in $10,000 prize at NC Seafood Festival

James Fudesco reels in $10,000 prize at NC Seafood Festival

Morehead City, NC – Each fall, folks head to The North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City for the exhibitions, entertainment, and – who could forget – the fresh coastal cuisine. But you might say that, of the thousands who attended this year’s event over the weekend, James Fudesco got the “catch of the day.”


After buying $10 in lottery tickets at the North Carolina Education Lottery booth, the Beaufort retiree scratched off a $10,000 prize playing the “$2,500 a Week for Life!” game. Fudesco said he was “very, very excited” when he realized he won and plans to use his prize money to have a new roof installed.


The North Carolina Education Lottery love to meet players at events like the Seafood Festival. It’s one of many cultural or sporting events that the lottery partners with across the state. Take a look at their calendar to find out when they’ll be in your neck of the woods – and remember to stop by and see them while you’re out and about.


The North Carolina Seafood Festival is a not-for-profit organization in Carteret County with the goal of helping others recognizes the importance of seafood and the commercial fishing industry in eastern North Carolina. To learn more about the festival, its mission and to get updated on the 2012 festival, please visit

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

About the Author:

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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