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New Hanover County woman lucks out with $150,000 Powerball prize

January 11, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 2:05 PM

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,, or by using the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.


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1/13/2021 03:23 - Natalie G.


1/12/2021 09:14 - joanie m.

Congratulations to you

1/12/2021 03:38 - margie r.


1/12/2021 08:08 - Marcus C.

Congratulations to her!!! Did she chose her own numbers or did she purchase a quick pick ticket?NC Lottery
Hi Marcus, this player declined to answer how she chose her numbers.

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