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Powerball ticket purchased with Online Play wins $2 million prize

August 27, 2020 Posted by NC Lottery at 11:23 AM

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced a $2 million prize for someone who bought a ticket through Online Play on the lottery’s website.

The $3 Power Play ticket matched the numbers on the five white balls, 8-12-19-47-58, beating odds of 1 in 11.6 million. The winner has 180 days to claim the prize.

No one won Wednesday’s jackpot. The jackpot climbs to $47 million as an annuity prize or $37.7 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.


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7/03/2022 05:34 - Ebony A.

I've played the NC lottery since it started here. I've never won ANYTHING. I'm starting to think it's a waste of time and money.

5/16/2022 08:01 - Kenneth R.

This message has to be old because I buy all the time online and I never see a winner from online. I had better luck going to the store. Last time buying online.NC Lottery
Hi, Kenneth! We see big winners from both traditional retailers and through Online Play. Just last night, we had a winner win $25,000 a year for life with a Lucky For Life ticket purchased through Online Play! Whether you play in person or online, your odds of being a winner are the same!

5/14/2022 09:30 - Margaret M.

I payed for an online powerball ticket.how do i find the ticket i played showing the numbers i chose?.how do i know if i won?.NC Lottery
Hi, Margaret! If you go into your account under "Transaction History" you should see a tab that says "Upcoming Purchased Draws" - this is where you can find your numbers for upcoming draws. And if you are a big winner with a ticket purchased through Online Play, you will get a notification through email notifying you of your win!

1/16/2021 09:00 - Robert T.

Where is my tickets I paid for? Hi Robert. On a desktop computer, click on the down arrow next to your screen name. Click on the transaction history and it will list all your past online purchases. Also you can click on online play history. I hope this helps.

8/31/2020 10:50 - Kiana A.

I received an email NC lottery help about my missing ticket I purchase online on Aug. 27th lucky for life ticket, I know where it should be located but it isnt..is NC lottery can tell my why is this my receipt number is in the previous comments?NC Lottery
Hi Kiana, Please reach out to our online support team at nclottery.com/Help. They can take a look at your account to help see what's going on.

8/29/2020 03:04 - Charles T.

Cannot find power ball ticket and number I purchased on line

8/29/2020 12:09 - Kiana A.

I still haven't found my online purchases for Aug.27th lucky for life purchase. It's NOT in my transactions history nor in my past draws. I also just purchase 2 powerball tickets online and I'm not seeing that purchase either but I did receive an email for both games. What's going on with this? NC Lottery
Hi Kiana, we sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Please reach out to our 24/7 online support team who can investigate this further.https://nclottery.com/Help

8/28/2020 09:45 - elizabeth j.

Congratulations to u.

8/28/2020 02:06 - MELVIN G.

When are you going to display the winners of last month $300,000,000 SUPREME RICHES Second Chance drawing?NC Lottery
Thanks for pointing that out, Melvin! Our team will double check to make sure that the winner's names that are posted are up-to-date.

8/28/2020 12:25 - Sheila I.

@ncel. The players asking how do they get online winnings, you mentioned it goes to their winning wallet. Don't players have an option to receive winnings via EFT or check. I think your response is a little confusing NC Lottery
Sorry for the confusion, Sheila. Wins under $600 are automatically placed into a players wallet in their account. Once they are ready to withdraw those funds from their wallet to be transferred to their bank account, they can follow the prompts on their dashboard under "Withdraw Funds" to do so. Typically we do not issue physical checks for online wins.

8/28/2020 11:30 - Dorothy B.

"the winner has 180 days to claim the prize" -- did NCEL website show an alert when the winner logged in "you have won" - ? NC Lottery
Yes! Upon login after a win, the winner would receive a pop-up message notifying them as well as an email notification.

8/28/2020 11:28 - Autumn L.

I am unable to see my tickets I purchased yesterdayNC Lottery
Hi Autumn, We want to help! You should be able to view your numbers by visiting your dashboard and then selecting "Transaction History". From there, you can view upcoming draws and past draws. If you aren't seeing your numbers there, please reach out to our online support team at nclottery.com/Help and they can further assist.

8/28/2020 01:41 - Kiana A.

I played the lucky for life online yesterday and my receipt# is 249B5B8F762033346 that came in my e but I can't find it in my transactions history on my lucky rewards account.NC Lottery
Hey there Kiana, If you're seeing it in your transaction history, that's good. TO view your numbers, you'll need to go to your transaction history and then select the option view upcoming purchased draws or past draws. Hope this helps!

8/27/2020 08:24 - Annette H.

To claim an online win under $600 you said it's automatically added to my winnings wallet in my NC Lottery account. How do I get that in cash if I don't play online? I enter all my non win scratch offs online for points to enter Lucke-Rewards. NC Lottery
Hi Annette, If you don't purchase tickets online, you would need to claim any prize you won at a retailer or claim center or by mail. If you use your account to enter Lucke-Rewards drawings and happen to win one of those, you would still need to visit one of our offices to claim.

8/27/2020 08:14 - Alexis E.


8/27/2020 07:30 - Jeannette E.

Since it was bought online, would you not know who won?? I thought they would get an email.. since you do not have the ticket ..NC Lottery
Hey Jeannette, The lucky winner gets an auto-generated email notifying them of their win. While it is possible to know who purchased that ticket, we don't release that information until the lucky winner completes the claim process.

8/27/2020 06:40 - Terry B.

Congrats. Trying to get there.

8/27/2020 03:18 - Kathy W.

How do you claim a online winNC Lottery
Hey there Kathy, It would depend on the size of the win. Wins under $600 are automatically added to your winnings wallet in your NC Lottery account. If you win over $600, you'll receive a notification with instructions on how you can claim your prize. Wins from $600-$99,999 can be claimed entirely online - you'd just need to complete a few steps. If you win over $100,000, you'd need to pay us a visit in Raleigh to claim your prize.

8/27/2020 03:16 - Kathy W.

If you play online and win how do you a jackpo you claim the jackpot without a paper ticket? NC Lottery
Hey there Kathy, Great question. After a jackpot win, the winner would receive an email notifying them of the win and upon login to their NC Lottery account, they would see a pop-up message with the next steps. All of your "tickets" are stored in your NC Lottery account, so that's what takes the place of a paper ticket in the event of an online win. Hope this helps explain thing!

8/27/2020 02:53 - Douglas H.

@NLEC. thank you for the information I hope I find it too it was a quick pic but it wasn’t purchased in Newton Grove but I don’t know if I won anything at all on it until I find it but I’m looking....the search continues. :-)

8/27/2020 02:50 - travis k.

It was me yesterday was

8/27/2020 02:29 - Joshua M.

I wish it was me.

8/27/2020 02:17 - Douglas H.

Awesome:-) does anyone know where Yesterdays cash five winning ticket was sold? Thanks I bought a quick pic and for the life of me I cannot find it and I have never lost a lottery ticket in my life and I’m just praying this isn’t one!NC Lottery
Hey DL, The winning ticket was sold at the Brother's Corner Mart on E. Weeks Circle in Newton Grove. We hope you find your ticket!

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