For Lisa Bowman of Taylorsville, a stop to get groceries and a Powerball ticket for her husband led to a $100,000 Powerball win.
Bowman’s good luck began when she stopped at the Food Lion on Springs Road in Hickory and bought a $3 Power Play ticket for the Jan. 29 drawing.
Her $3 ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize doubled when the 2X multiplier was drawn. The ticket beat odds of one in 913,129.
Bowman claimed the prize Friday at lottery headquarters. After required state and federal tax withholdings, she took home $70,751,
The jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing is $60 million or $42.9 million cash.
Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise more than $700 million a year for education. For details on how lottery funds made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties last year, click on the “Impact” section of the lottery’s website.