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Elm City Powerball ticket worth $200K

Posted July 17, 2008

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— An Elm City man won $200,000 in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, matching all five white balls.

Upon receiving his check Thursday, Robert Poole said, “This is sweet!”

He said he will use the money to pay bills, invest and to take a vacation.

Poole bought the winning ticket at Kangaroo on West Raleigh Road in Wilson.

North Carolina had 37,144 winners statewide in Wednesday's Powerball drawing, with winnings ranging from $3 to Poole's $200,000 stake.

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  • cgj1978o Jul 21, 2008

    This guy bought my car about 2 years ago, lol. My sister went to school with him.
    It's great! Happy for him.

  • bluebird1075 Jul 17, 2008

    Congratulations, Mr. Poole. I wish I had your luck. Oh, that's right, you have to play to win. I knew I forgot to do something on Wednesday! Enjoy your winnings!!!!!!