$1 million Powerball prize goes to Beaufort County man

Published 3:42 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020

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Lawrence Ginn of Washington took home a $1 million Powerball prize on Wednesday.

Ginn put together a set of lucky numbers that matched all five white balls in the Oct. 21 drawing, beating odds of one in 11.6 million.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Ginn as he claimed his prize with his wife. “It still hasn’t sunk in.”

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Ginn purchased his ticket from his store, Ginn’s Seafood and Quickstop on Carolina Avenue in Washington.

He said he planned to use his prize money to invest in his business and pay bills. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he received $707,501.

The Powerball game offers nine ways to win. Saturday’s Powerball jackpot stands at $149 million as an annuity and $116 million cash.

For details on how money raised by the lottery was used in 2019, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.



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