Patricia Gilley of Wrightsville Beach tried her luck on a Powerball ticket in Wednesday’s drawing and won a $150,000 prize.
She purchased her winning $3 Power Play ticket from the Scotchman on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington.
Gilley’s winning ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball to beat odds of 1 in 913,000, winning her $50,000. Her prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn.
She claimed her prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required federal and state tax withholdings, Gilley took home $106,126.
The jackpot stands at $550 million as an annuity prize or $411.4 million cash for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Players can buy Powerball tickets at any lottery retail location, through Online Play on the lottery’s website, www.nclottery.com, or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.
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