On Wednesday night, Nduka Egeonu of Browns Summit scored a $100,000 Powerball prize.
Egeonu purchased his Quick Pick ticket from the Murphy USA on 6th Street in Greensboro. His winning ticket matched numbers of four of the white balls and the Powerball to beat odds of 1 in 913,000.
Egeonu’s $3 Power Play ticket had its $50,000 prize doubled when the 2x multiplier was drawn and is worth $100,000.
He claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $70,751.
No one won Wednesday’s jackpot. The jackpot climbs to $192 million as an annuity prize or $149 million cash for Saturday’s drawing.
Powerball is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets either 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.
Ticket sales from draw games make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $725 million per year for education. For details on how lottery funds have helped all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.