Powerball: Still no jackpot winner, but latest drawing yields eight big wins in North Carolina

Published 11:45 am Sunday, November 6, 2022

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According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, Saturday’s Powerball drawing produced eight big wins in the state as people flocked to try their luck at winning the world’s largest-ever jackpot.

No one in the nation won the jackpot in the drawing so it will climb at least $300 million to another record high – an estimated $1.9 billion with a cash option of $929.1 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

“We’ve never seen a jackpot go this high before,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Remember, to get your chance at winning it, it only takes a single $2 or $3 ticket. Play smart and have fun dreaming about what you would do if you won.”

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Nationally, more than 10.9 million tickets won cash prizes totaling $102.2 million in Saturday’s drawing, including 16 tickets that matched all five white balls to win a $1 million prize. One Power Play ticket in Kentucky won a $2 million prize.

Two $3 Power Play tickets in North Carolina were among 51 nationally that won a $150,000 prize by matching four of the six white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn. One of the lucky winners purchased a ticket at the Kwik Trip on East Wendover Avenue in Greensboro and the other winner, in Asheboro, purchased a ticket using the lottery’s Online Play program website.

Six other $2 tickets in North Carolina were among 219 tickets nationwide that won a $50,000 prize by matching four white balls and the Powerball. Those wins occurred in Elm City, Cary, Benson, Marshall, Havelock and Wilmington.

The odds of matching numbers on four white balls and the Powerball are 1 in 913,000. The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.

Monday’s drawing will be broadcast live at 10:59 p.m.

“Players can buy Powerball tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App,” stated a press release from N.C. Education Lottery. “Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise on average more than $2.5 million a day for education.”



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