North Carolina man snags $150,000 Powerball prize

Published 2:16 pm Monday, October 18, 2021

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Levi Simms of Roanoke Rapids tried his luck on a Powerball ticket last Monday and it paid off to the tune of $150,000, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Simms’ $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. That prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn. The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.

He purchased his winning ticket for the Oct. 11 drawing through Online Play. Simms claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $106,126.

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Monday’s Powerball jackpot weighs in at $65 million. A winner would have the choice of the $65 million annuity or $46 million in cash. Since Aug. 23, Powerball drawings are now held three times per week – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in North Carolina in 2020, visit and click on the “Impact” section.



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