Million-dollar Powerball ticket sold in Elizabeth City
Published 11:55 am Thursday, September 16, 2021
Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Pasquotank County won $1 million in Wednesday’s drawing as the jackpot climbed to $457 million, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.
The winner purchased the ticket at the 7-Eleven on Patrick Way in Elizabeth City. The $2 ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls: 1-4-18-46-62. The odds of matching all five white balls in a Powerball drawing are 1 in 11.6 million.
A second ticket sold at the Food Lion on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh won $50,000. That ticket matched four of the white balls and the Powerball.
In all, 26,523 tickets won prizes in North Carolina, ranging from $4 to $1 million. The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.
No one won Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot.
“If someone in North Carolina wins the jackpot in the next drawing on Saturday, they have the choice of taking their prize as a $457 million annuity or a lump sum of $331.6 million. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million,” stated the release.
For more information on how lottery funds have impacted all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.