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Rowan County Man $1M Richer After Wednesday's Powerball Drawing

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A Rowan County man is $1 million richer after Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

Victor Poplin, of Granite Quarry, N.C., collected his prize at the lottery's headquarters Wednesday, taking home $680,000 after taxes. He credited his winnings to his faith and chose the winning numbers based on some "life experiences."

"I had help from the man upstairs," Poplin said.

According to the Powerball Web site, three people matched five white Powerball numbers, making them eligible for a $200,000 prize. Poplin also matched the Power Play number, which was worth five times the amount of his or her Powerball win -- the largest cash prize won in the North Carolina lottery, so far.

The winning ticket was purchased in Granite Quarry at the Eastside Kwik Shop on North Salisbury Avenue.

The winning five numbers: 4-10-20-26-40. The winning Power Play number: 5. No one matched the red Powerball: 8.

Nine other players, including the two other $200,000 winners, won a combined total of more than $500,000 in prizes.

The next Powerball drawing, which is worth an estimated $73 million, is scheduled for 10:59 p.m. on Saturday live on WRAL-TV.

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