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Powerball-winning store announced, name still a mystery

Posted June 22, 2009

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— A Powerball lottery ticket worth $88 million was sold at Petro Express, 225 Cleveland Avenue in Kings Mountain, North Carolina lottery officials said Monday.

The winner has yet to come forward. They have 180 days to claim their prize from lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

The winning ticket matched the numbers of 03 11 18 22 28 33 x2 drawn Saturday night.

"This is a thrilling time for North Carolina, because we will now anxiously sit and wait to see who may be holding that winning ticket," said Tom Shaheen, executive director of the North Carolina Education Lottery.

The $88.1 million prize will be paid out annually over 29 years, or the winner can chose to take lump payment worth approximately $42 million.

The winner has 180 days to claim the prize at state lottery headquarters in Raleigh. The back of the ticket should be signed. Officials recommended the winner call the lottery for instructions.

This marks the second time North Carolina has had a Powerball winner. Jackie Alston, of Halifax, bought a winning Powerball jackpot ticket worth over $74 million on Nov. 29, 2006.

The state lottery launched Powerball May 30, 2006.


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  • TeresaBee Jun 22, 2009

    I hope it was my long lost Uncle Sidney.

  • Picaflora07 Jun 22, 2009

    Of course it's an "exciting" time for the lotto - they're about to get a bunch of $$ in taxes!

  • shakenbake68 Jun 22, 2009

    StefanyJoy, it's best to retain a lawyer and a financial adviser before going public. There is a lot of fraud, people try to exploit lotto winners. Collection agencies, credit agencies, past overdue bills, fictitious bills, etc. It's best to be prepared for the rush of people asking for money and donations too.

  • scarletindurham Jun 22, 2009

    I never understand why people wait so long to claim their prize. If I won, I'd probably hyperventilate straight all the way to the lottery headquarters. With my luck, if I waited, I would lose the ticket!

  • RedStatesManWatts Jun 22, 2009

    Bev giveth the lottery and taketh away...

  • Barrackawack Jun 22, 2009

    Wish I were the soon to be Republican, but since I am already I will have to settle for $3 powerball we won Saturday in the pool I am in..... WOOOOOOOOPEEEEEE !

  • ncguy71 Jun 22, 2009

    They might have a dollar or two left when Gov Bev gets her hands on it.

  • tatermommy52 Jun 22, 2009

    Whom ever it is they will soon be a Republican.

  • original intent Jun 22, 2009

    If the winner takes the 42 mill lump sum,,Will Bev Perdue get the other 46 mill to "save our schools"?????!!!!!!

  • that was easy Jun 22, 2009

    Go get yer money!