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North Carolina Lottery Player Narrowly Misses Powerball Jackpot

By meerna Jul11,2024
North Carolina Lottery Player Narrowly Misses Powerball Jackpot

A $150,000 Powerball ticket was sold in North Carolina.

NC Educational Lottery

One Powerball player missed out on a $40 million win, but he still has plenty to celebrate in North Carolina.

The player purchased a ticket that matched all but one of the numbers drawn in the July 10 drawing. Because the person spent an extra dollar on the Power Play option, their prize tripled to $150,000, according to the drawing results and game rules.

Winning numbers: white balls 7-11-12-27-46 and red Powerball 26.

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So where did the lucky winner buy the ticket? It was sold at Gamewell Superette in Lenoir, about 70 miles northwest of Charlotte, a spokesperson for the NC Education Lottery told McClatchy News in an email.

The player’s ticket matched four white balls and a red ball to win the big prize. But the ticket was just one number away from winning the top prize, which was an estimated $40 million, according to the Powerball website.

As the drawing results show, no one won the top prize, and the largest wins in the country on drawing day were prizes of $1 million in Massachusetts and Washington.

North Carolina authorities released information about the $150,000 win early July 11, before the winner could claim the prize. The state gives ticket holders about six months to cash out their lottery prizes.

What you need to know about Powerball

To win the Powerball jackpot, a player must: match all five white balls and the red Powerball.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292,201,338.

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the drawing, but sales times and prices vary by state.

Drawings take place Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:59pm ET and can be viewed online.

Powerball can be played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Simone Jasper is a breaking news reporter for The News & Observer, covering current events and news from the Carolinas.

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