Someone who played Powerball in Rocky Mount won $1 million on Saturday night. A lucky ticket, which beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million, was sold at Fuel Doc #3 on U.S. 64 Alternate West in Rocky Mount.
The ticket matched all five numbers for the white balls drawn, which were 8-35-44-51-56. Whoever purchased the ticket has 180 days from the date of the drawing to collect the prize money at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
The first Powerball jackpot drawing of 2014 will be held at 10:59 p.m. on New Year’s Day. The estimated jackpot annuity is $50 million or a one-time lump sum payment of $27.7 million. North Carolina players have won three Powerball jackpots, ranging from $74.5 million to $141.4 million.
Since the lottery began through June 30, 2013, Edgecombe County education programs have received more than $18.2 million in lottery funds. For more information on how lottery funds benefit education, click on the “Where the Money Goes” tab on the lottery’s website.
As of September 2013, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3 billion for education.