Historic Powerball drawing produces 10 big wins in North Carolina

Published 5:03 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2022

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RALEIGH – The historic Powerball drawing produced 10 big wins in the state, including a $1 million prize, as North Carolinians tried their luck at winning the world’s largest jackpot.

A lucky ticket sold in California won the record $2.04 billion jackpot in the drawing that was delayed until Tuesday morning. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

North Carolina winners will collect one $1 million prize, a $100,000 prize, and eight $50,000 prizes from the drawing. In all, 343,323 tickets sold in our state won prizes in the drawing.

Since Aug. 6 when the jackpot started at $20 million, North Carolinians have won a total of three $1 million prizes, seven $150,000 prizes, six $100,000 prizes, and 39 $50,000 prizes.

“What a run for our Powerball game,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Congratulations to all those who won prizes. All that play resulted in millions more for education that will support our schools and students this year.”

Nationally, more than 11 million tickets won cash prizes in the drawing and can collect, excluding the $2 billion jackpot, more than $98 million in additional prizes.

The $1 million win in North Carolina – one of 22 nationally – came with a ticket that matched all five white balls. The lucky ticket was sold at the Gas Center on South College Road in Wilmington.

The $100,000 win came with a $3 Power Play ticket that matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize then doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn. That ticket was sold at the Walmart on Benvenue Road in Rocky Mount.

The eight $50,000 wins occurred with $2 tickets that matched four white balls and the Powerball. Those wins occurred in Charlotte through Online Play on the lottery’s website and in stores in Gatesville, Winston-Salem, Statesville, Belmont, Fayetteville, Morehead City, and Franklin.

The odds of matching numbers four white balls and the Powerball are 1 in 913,000. The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.