Powerball ticket sold in Charlotte wins $1 million; 3 N.C. tickets win $50,000
– Saturday’s jackpot soars to $550 million, $347.9 million lump sum –
RALEIGH – Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced four big wins in North Carolina, including a $1 million win.
The lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on Sam Roper Drive in Charlotte.
Three other tickets sold in North Carolina won $50,000. They were sold at the following locations:
· Murphy USA on Lincolnton Hwy in Cherryville in Gaston County
· Speedway on N.C. 16 in Denver in Lincoln County
· Run-In on Elkin Highway in North Wilkesboro in Wilkes County
The winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 for the white balls and 12 for the red Powerball.
The $1 million ticket matched all five white balls drawn, beating odds of 1 in 11.7 million. The $50,000 tickets matched four white balls and the Powerball, beating odds of 1 in 913,129.
Winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.
No one won Wednesday’s $460 million jackpot. So Saturday’s jackpot is expected to grow to at least $550 million, worth $347.9 million cash.
“We would love to see someone from North Carolina bring home Saturday’s $550 million jackpot,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Powerball is creating a lot of excitement and helping raise money for education. Remember, if you play, it only takes one ticket to win.”
Saturday’s jackpot is the 6th largest jackpot in Powerball history.
Since this jackpot started growing on Oct 28, Powerball ticket sales have generated over $12.4 million for education in North Carolina. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.