Kill Devil Hills man ‘lucks out’ with $100,000 Powerball prize

Published 4:34 pm Friday, March 19, 2021

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The night before St. Patrick’s Day, Donald Dotzler Jr. of Kill Devil Hills tried his luck on a Powerball Quick Pick ticket and won a $100,000 prize, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Dotzler’s $2 ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball in the March 17 drawing. The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.

Dotzler purchased his winning ticket through Online Play on the lottery’s website.

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He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,751 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

No one won Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot. The jackpot stands at $200 million as an annuity or $136.5 million cash for Saturday’s drawing. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

For details on how $2.1 million raised by the lottery made an impact in Dare County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.