Eastern North Carolina man snags $150,000 lottery win

Published 10:51 am Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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An eastern North Carolina man won big on a lottery ticket, according to a press release from the North Carolina Education Lottery.

Kennie Jones, of New Bern, tried his luck on a Powerball ticket and won a $150,000 prize. His $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on four white balls and the Powerball in the June 25 drawing to win $50,000. His prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier hit.

Jones purchased his ticket from the Breeze Thru on East Street in Pittsboro. He claimed his prize last Tuesday at lottery headquarters and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $106,516.

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Powerball is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. The other games are Mega Millions, Lucky For Life and Carolina Cash 5.

For details on how money raised by the lottery made an impact in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.