Winning Powerball ticket sold in N.C.
Posted February 7, 2010
Raleigh, N.C. — One of the tickets sold in North Carolina for the Powerball game Saturday night matched all six numbers drawn.
The player matching all five numbers and the Powerball won the $141.4 million jackpot. The winner has six months to claim the prize at the North Carolina Education Lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
The winning ticket was sold at the Wilco convenience store at 158 Smokey Park Highway in Asheville.
"It's very exciting for North Carolina to have it's third Powerball jackpot winner,” said Tom Shaheen, N.C. Education Lottery executive director. “We look forward to finding out who may be holding that winning ticket.”
A winning ticket for Power Play Match 5 was also sold at the Kingsway store on East Main Street in Lincolnton. That winning ticket is worth $1 million.
Another winning Power Play Match 5 ticket was sold in Missouri.
Tickets that match the first five numbers but miss the Powerball win $200,000 each. Eight such tickets were sold in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, Tennessee and Texas.
The Powerball prize resets to an estimated $20 million for Wednesday.
Power Play: 3