RALEIGH – In Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, a lucky player in Greensboro matched all five white balls and is the winner of a $1 million prize. The ticket was sold at the Fairway One Stop on South Elm Eugene Street. The ticket’s owner beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million to win the $1 million prize.
Three tickets in the drawing matched four white balls and the red Powerball and are worth $10,000 each. The lucky tickets were sold at the Wilco on MLK Jr. Boulevard in Chapel Hill, the Travel Store on John Small Avenue in Washington and at the Sheetz on Thornton Road in Raleigh. Winners have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prizes.
This Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is $133 million if taken as an annuity or $76 million as a lump sum.
Ticket sales for games such as Powerball have made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $2.9 billion for education programs statewide. Details on how more than $127.6 million in lottery funds have made a difference in Guilford County are available on the “Where the Money Goes” page on the lottery’s website.