RALEIGH – Someone who played the lottery at the Food Lion on 9101 Leesville Road in Raleigh is the owner of a Powerball ticket worth $2 million.
The $3 Power Play ticket matched all five white balls but not the Powerball in Wednesday night’s drawing, beating odds of 1 in 5.1 million.
The winning white ball numbers were 6 - 10 - 23 - 41 - 45.
Overall, the drawing produced 18,857 winning tickets totaling $2,142,303. A ticket sold at the Pop Shoppe on Park Road in Charlotte matched four white balls and the red Powerball and won $10,000.
Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $150 million if taken as an annuity or $95.2 million if taken as a lump sum. Players have 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize.
Ticket sales for games such as Powerball have enabled the lottery to raise more than $2.6 billion for education initiatives statewide. Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Wake County education programs received more than $189 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and need-based college scholarships and financial aid.