Powerball tickets worth thousands, some millions sold in North Carolina

Published: Jan. 14, 2016 at 11:07 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 13, 2016 at 11:07 AM EST
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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.

Three winners to split record-setting Powerball jackpot - in CA, FL, TN

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.

How the Powerball helps pay for education in NC

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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