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$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Cary

Posted September 5, 2013

Photo Courtesy of North Carolina Education Lottery

— North Carolinians seem to be on a lucky streak when it comes to winning the lottery.

A $1 million winning Powerball ticket was sold Wednesday night in Cary, and a Cash 5 ticket purchased in Goldsboro won the $568,000 jackpot, lottery officials said.

Someone in Cary matched all five white balls on their Powerball ticket. This person has 180 days to claim the $1 million prize. The winning ticket, which beat the odds of 1 in 5.1 million, was sold at the Grocery Boy Jr. on Kildaire Farm Road. The winning white ball numbers are 2-9-26-45-47.

Just minutes later, a Cash 5 ticket sold at the Hasty Mart on Miller Chapel Hill Road in Goldsboro matched all five numbers in the drawing to win the $568,550 jackpot. The winning numbers are 18-24-25-27-30.

Dale Briggs, a resident of Vass in Moore County, was the first to win one of the five $1,000,000 prizes playing the 50X lottery game on Sunday night. Briggs plans to use his winnings to pay off his mortgage and send his two children to college.


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  • snowl Sep 6, 2013

    @Wags....I agree 100% I've never smoked and don't buy alcohol, so it is my business if I want to spend one dollar per day on a lottery ticket. You can't win if you don't play. Those cancer sticks that cost more than a lottery ticket don't improve your life at all. Have a good weekend.

  • lec02572 Sep 6, 2013

    Congrats to the winner. Love to see someone in the Triangle finally win something.

  • Wags Sep 6, 2013

    Funny how people bash someone who buys a lottery ticket. They are probably the same people that spend their hard earned money on cigarettes, alcohol, designer clothes, etc...frivolous spending...all racked up on credit cards that you pay a high interest rate for. Why is it bad for me to buy a $5 lottery ticket but you are in line ahead of me buying a six pack or a carton of smokes? I don't drink or smoke...all my bills are paid and I make a good salary. It's my business how I spend my money so get over it.

  • anderson Sep 6, 2013

    Congrats to the winner. Buy a ticket once in a while just for the heck and fun of it! You never know what may happen!

    I may save that money to help support my family instead of throwing it away on a 1 in 3 or 1 in 4 chance of just breaking even...most people lose on the lottery...some of us can't afford to throw that $ away

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Sep 6, 2013

    After taxes, that million dollars is $528,500; the Cash 5 winner takes home about $300,500. The state takes in about $117,641 from the two winners, the remaining $600K goes to the federal government. Once they spend it all, they will have paid another $62K in sales tax - assuming they don't use the money to buy gas, alcohol, or cigarettes which carry higher taxes. In all, the big winners are the state of North Carolina and Washington, DC - and these winners didn't win a major jackpot.

    Lottery winners and losers pour tens of billions every year into the economy. It's a drop in the bucket when compared to government spending, but as an added way of raising revenue, it's a quick influx of cash and is more palatable than raising taxes. On the downside, this disposable money is not being spent on goods and services - unless you're a winner.

  • HeadsUp Sep 6, 2013

    Too funny. Can you believe a North Carolinian won the Cash 5?!?

  • Cock a doodle doo Sep 5, 2013

    Looking forward to the usuals to call this person "stupid" for buying that lottery ticket. They got a million more bucks than you do now.

    Congrats to the winner. Buy a ticket once in a while just for the heck and fun of it! You never know what may happen!

  • barbaracheroke Sep 5, 2013

    Lucky Duck!

  • westernwake1 Sep 5, 2013

    A million bucks in Cary...

    isn't that what most of the residents call 'pocket change'.


  • arljsl Sep 5, 2013

    Congrats to the winners :)