CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - One Charlotte resident is a $1 million richer after buying a winning Powerball ticket from a north Charlotte convenience store.
According to a spokesperson with the North Carolina Education Lottery, the winning $1 million ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Sam Roper Drive. Officials say three $50,000 tickets were sold in surrounding counties.
The winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 for the white balls and 12 for the red Powerball.
The three $50,000 tickets were sold separately at Murphy USA on Lincolnton Highway in Cherryville, the Speedway convenience store on NC 16 in Denver and Run-In on Elkin Highway in Wilkesboro.
Officials say the winning Charlotte ticket beat the odds of one in 11.7 million. The people who won the $50,000 tickets beat the odds of one out of 913,129.
If you're feeling lucky, you still have a chance win the Powerball jackpot since there was no grand prize winner in Wednesday's $460 million drawing. The winning Charlotte ticket was one of at least six tickets that were worth $1 million.
Saturday night's Powerball jackpot will be an estimated $550 million, officials say.
Alice Garland, who is the executive director of the NC Education Lottery, released this statement Thursday: