Powerball tickets worth thousands, some millions sold in North Carolina
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Although the three winning Powerball jackpot tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and Florida, lottery officials say nearly 20 tickets worth more than $50,000 were sold in North Carolina.
Two Powerball tickets sold in North Carolina are worth $2 million, three are worth $100,000 and 14 are worth $50,000, lottery officials say. Thousands of others won smaller prizes.
The two $2 million tickets were sold at the Harris Teeter on Fayetteville Road in Raleigh and the Food Mart Express in Spring Lake.
The winning numbers for the Powerball jackpot were 8-27-34-4-19-10. The Powerball jackpot reached $1.58 billion as annuity or $983 million cash.
Lottery officials say three $3 Power Play tickets matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win $100,000. "Because each had the Power Play feature added and the multiplier in Wednesday's drawing was two, the $50,000 win was doubled to $100,000," lottery officials said.
The tickets were sold at:
- Speedway, Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, New Hanover County
- Food Lion, Williamson Road, Mooresville, Iredell County
- Mountain Energy, Monticello Road, Weaverville, Buncombe County
Fourteen $2 tickets won $50,000 for matching four white balls and the red Powerball. Those tickets were sold at:
- Rushco Food Stores, Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, Davie County
- Jiffy Quik, Sloop Avenue, Kannapolis, Rowan County
- Lowes Foods, Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County
- Harris Teeter, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius, Mecklenburg County
- Handy Mart, Main Street, Scotland Neck, Halifax
- Market Express, Idlewild Road, Indian Trail, Union County
- Sheetz, Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, Davie County
- Food Lion, Old Folkstone Road, Sneads Ferry, Onslow County
- Honest Grocery, Falls of the Neuse Road, Raleigh, Wake County
- Mel’s Superette, Old Lenoir Road, Hickory, Catawba County
- Burnsville Gas, :U.S. 19E Bypass, Burnsville, Yancey County
- Dunn’s Gas and Grocery, East Wellons Street, Four Oaks, Johnston County
- Mack’s Mart, Knightdale Boulevard, Knightdale, Wake County
- Handy Mart, Lejeune Boulevard, Jacksonville, Onslow County
NC Lottery officials say for every $2 spent on a Powerball ticket in North Carolina, 76 cents goes to help pay for teacher salaries, teacher assistants, construction, scholarships, Pre-K programs and financial aid.
Since November, Powerball fever has generated more than $65 million in ticket sales for the state. That amount means more than $25 million will go to education.
The jackpot now resets to $40 million as an annuity or $24.8 million cash for Saturday night, lottery officials say.
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