Raleigh man cashes $1 million Powerball check

Posted December 5, 2016

— Donnell Rochelle, of Raleigh, was feeling good Monday when he collected the big check that symbolized his $1 million-winning Powerball play.

“It feels very good to win," he said.

​Rochelle matched all five white balls in Saturday's Powerball drawing to claim the $1 million prize. After taxes, he netted $692,500.

Rochelle bought his ticket at the Hasty Mart on South Main Street in Wake Forest.

The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night when the jackpot annuity is worth $67 million, or $40.4 million cash.


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  • Clayton Dent Dec 5, 2016
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    ...and just like that....he now has needy cousins he didn't know he had...hahaha.

    But congrats on the win Donnell. I hope you use it wisely and are able to grow your winnings!

  • Jim Frei Dec 5, 2016
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    Hey Donnell. Let me hold a dollar.