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Haywood County mom to use $100,000 Powerball win for twin’s education

January 19, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 9:06 AM

For Patti Pinkston of Canton, a $100,000 Powerball prize will help pay for her children’s education.

“I have 17-year-old twins and this is going in the college fund,” she said of her plans for the prize money.

Pinkston purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket for the Jan. 9 drawing using Online Play on the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Her winning Power Play 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 doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn.

Pinkston claimed her prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and took home $70,751 after required federal and state tax withholdings.

The jackpot stands at $730 million as an annuity prize or $546 million cash for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Players can try their luck and 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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1/21/2021 07:58 - Michael W.

Atta girl Patti!

1/21/2021 02:02 - Elonda B.

Congratulations ??

1/20/2021 08:43 - Shayla S.

Congratulations ??

1/20/2021 05:30 - Michael W.


1/20/2021 04:39 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to you and I wish you many more happy wins for you and your family.

1/19/2021 06:02 - Dana A.

Congrats. I'm always playing online. Just waiting for that email saying I won...more than $1.

1/19/2021 04:29 - joanie m.

Congratulations Patti

1/19/2021 01:47 - Tyrone B.

I'm glad that it stated that she won something while playing online. Its just squashed another myth that I was beginning to have about playing online.

1/19/2021 11:53 - Mary G.

What a wonderful win that will make a huge difference for your children! It's cool that it happened with on-line play too; we just never know when luck will come to us!

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