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N.C. lottery excitement: first Powerball jackpot winner

PowerballPowerball: N.C. lottery excitement: first Powerball jackpot winner

Someone who bought a Powerball lottery ticket this week in North Carolina is $74.5 million richer this morning.

Powerball officials say one winning ticket — matching all six numbers drawn Wednesday night — was sold this week. That ticket was sold in North Carolina, although there is no word this morning where that ticket was purchased.

The winning numbers were 2, 8, 9, 12 and 19, with the Powerball number of 25.  The Power Play multiplier was 3.

This is the first Powerball jackpot won with a ticket purchased in North Carolina since the game first went on sale there May 30, 2006.

The holder of the winning ticket will now have to decide to either take the 29-year, 30-installment annuity, or the one time cash "lump sum" amount of $36,071,688.

In addition to the jackpot winner, two tickets were sold in North Carolina that had the five correct numbers, but not the Powerball number. Each of those tickets is worth $200,000.

This jackpot win comes one week after Philip Smith, a hairstylist in Charlotte, won $1 million in the Powerball lottery with a ticket he purchased in South Carolina. Smith had the five winning numbers, making the ticket worth $200,000 — but he also had the correct Power Play number, 5. That multiplied his winnings by five.

In Wednesday's Powerball drawing, 25 tickets correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $200,000: 1 from Arizona (with Power Play), 1 from Colorado, 3 from Connecticut, 1 from Washington, D.C. (with Power Play), 4 from Indiana (2 with Power Play), 2 from Louisiana, 1 from Minnesota, 2 from Missouri, 1 from North Carolina, 1 from New Hampshire, 1 from Oklahoma (with Power Play), 2 from Pennsylvania (1 with Power Play), 2 from Rhode Island, 2 from Tennessee (1 with Power Play) and 1 from Wisconsin (with Power Play).

Each second prize winner will get $200,000, but the 8 tickets that were purchased with the Power Play option will receive $600,000, as the Power Play multiplier number was 3.

Besides the jackpot, there were a total of 523,202 winning tickets in "America's Game" Wednesday evening, Those tickets won prizes totaling $13,682,627.

Other big winners included 102 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. An additional 18 tickets at that level also purchased the Power Play option multiplying the prize by 3 for a total win of $30,000.

A total of 100,325 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 3 Wednesday evening. Winners were able to do so by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night's multiplier.

Players purchased more than $20.3 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.

The jackpot for Saturday, December 2nd, will be $15 million.

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Posted: November 30, 2006, 10:11 am - IP Logged

It wasn't me, so I am bitter

The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

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    Posted: November 30, 2006, 10:52 am - IP Logged

    Am still wonder why 25 second prize winners - Another fortune cookie number or good birthday numbers.

      SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
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      Posted: November 30, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

      Ok so I am just gonna get ILL now Puke  The ONLY place that I didnt stop and get any tickets was NC  Bang Head  OK so next trip I will hit ALL THE POWER BALL STATES  Even if its 2.00 a state LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

      Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

      COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

       

      Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

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        Posted: November 30, 2006, 11:54 am - IP Logged

        I'm itching for a 300 million dollar jackpot,  2006 was the year of the not so great lotto jackpots.  Don't get me wrong I would take any jackpot win.    I would love to see the jackpots get really big for a change.

          wpb's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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          Posted: November 30, 2006, 11:58 am - IP Logged

          It was not me either, I didnt even have the powerball this time.  I usually get something but not this draw.

          wpb


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            Posted: November 30, 2006, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

            Ironically, Hot Lotto, MUSL's secondary game offered in nine states and DC, has a higher jackpot. North Carolina would be a great place for HL, but I don't think North Carolina will have HL soon, if at all.


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              Posted: November 30, 2006, 12:25 pm - IP Logged


              Congratulations to the winners playing PB.

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                Posted: November 30, 2006, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                Not trying to be a sore loser but dang.  It seems like every winning ticket from the Carolina's ends up being someone from North Carolina. The 2 powerball jackpot winners from South Carolina ended up being someone from North Carolina claiming the jackpots. Just saying I'd like to see someone actually from the state get the jackpot. I hope the person who won is a local North Carolinian. Or a South Carolinian who  crossed over and bought a ticket! Smile      Anyways congats to the winner sorry for the rant all having a bad work week. Thank GOD it's almost Friday!

                  Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                  Posted: November 30, 2006, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                  Hurray!Congratulations to the winner.

                  takeemtothebank

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                    Posted: November 30, 2006, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                    the numbers also could've been picked.all those numbers are so low in the matrix.birthday numbers???

                    we will find out......

                      Lotto Czar's avatar - sam
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                      Posted: November 30, 2006, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Isn't it ironic in that not so long ago, it was considered a crime to even have any lottery ticket in North Carolina.  Never been there, but I can lose just as easily on Power ball up here.

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                        Posted: November 30, 2006, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats to the winner! When I get a quikpik with the numbers grouped close together I say to myself I never would have picked those. But they sometimes do win and big!

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                          Posted: November 30, 2006, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                          Ok so I am just gonna get ILL now Puke  The ONLY place that I didnt stop and get any tickets was NC  Bang Head  OK so next trip I will hit ALL THE POWER BALL STATES  Even if its 2.00 a state LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO

                          Hey Sassy!

                          Long time no see...where ya been?

                          The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                          Stooges

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                            Posted: November 30, 2006, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                            Isn't it ironic in that not so long ago, it was considered a crime to even have any lottery ticket in North Carolina.  Never been there, but I can lose just as easily on Power ball up here.

                            How many people were ever charged with this crime? Any NC winners who won jackpots out of state get brought up on charges?

                            Correct me if I am wrong, but there are some states still that consider having an out-of-state lottery ticket an arrestable offense?