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Nine N.C. Players Snag At Least $10K Each In Latest Powerball

Posted June 19, 2006

— No one in North Carolina picked all the correct Powerball numbers in Saturday night's $101 million drawing, but nine did win at least $10,000.

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The wins Saturday brought the nine players a total of $180,000 in prizes. Three of those winners chose to Power Play and received four times the amount of their winnings. Instant scratch-off ticket players brought the total top tier prizes won this past week to $272,554.

Three people matched four white balls and the Powerball for $10,000, but since they had chosen to Power Play, their winnings were multiplied by four. Their tickets ended up being worth $40,000.

Ola Gibbs of Roper purchased her ticket worth $40,000 at a Red Apple on Highway 264 in Roper. She plans to pay bills with her winnings and invest in an Individual Retirement Account.

Mary Guy of Parkton claimed her $40,000 prize Monday for her ticket purchased at an Express Stop in Raeford. Guy has not made plans for her winnings. Jarmikca Jackson of Durham also cashed in his ticket worth $40,000 Monday. He purchased his ticket at a Family Fare on Chapel Hill Boulevard in Durham. Jackson plans to buy a new truck.

Six players won $10,000 by matching four white balls and the Powerball, but did not Power Play. They are John Fragiacomo of Wilmington, Shawn Kearns of Indian Trail, James Watters of Drexel, Daryl Smith of Kannapolis, Charles Bailey of Hampstead, and Oral Singletary of Raeford.

The Powerball winning jackpot ticket worth $101 million was purchased in Oklahoma. The next Powerball drawing will be Wednesday and is worth an estimated $15 million. The drawing can be seen on the 11 p.m. news on WRAL.


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