Million-dollar lottery ticket purchased in Columbia

Published 4:18 pm Thursday, November 23, 2023

A lucky Powerball ticket sold in Tyrrell County won $1 million in Saturday’s drawing.

According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, the $2 ticket – sold at Duck Thru Food on U.S. 64 East in Columbia – won the largest prize nationally in the drawing. It matched the numbers on all five white balls to win the prize. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.

The win marked the second night in a row that someone who bought at ticket in North Carolina won $1 million. In Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, a ticket sold at a Greensboro convenience store also won a $1 million prize.

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Both winners have 180 days from the drawings to claim their prizes.

For details on how lottery funds have made an impact in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website, nclottery.com.

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