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Powerball ticket purchased in Guilford County wins $1 million

October 21, 2021 Posted by NC Lottery at 8:26 AM

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced a $1 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a convenience store in Guilford County.

The lucky winner purchased the $2 ticket at the Circle K on North Main Street in Archdale and will take home the largest prize nationally from the drawing.

The ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls, 7-29-36-41-43, to win $1 million. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.

The drawing also produced a $50,000 win in North Carolina for someone who bought a $2 ticket at the Mina Minimart on N.C. 39 South in Henderson.

The two winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.

Since no one won Wednesday’s jackpot, the jackpot climbs to $86 million as an annuity prize or $60.9 million cash for Saturday’s drawing. 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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10/24/2021 08:39 - NC Lottery

Reply to Shika J.: Hi Shika, we always appreciate the feedback and I apologize if our customer service has not met your standards. We are working to improve the app, and we apologize if we missed the mark this time. If you are experiencing difficulty with scanning tickets, please reach out to our Online Support team at 1-866-934-0289 or visit and a member of our team can look into this for you. Again, our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

10/24/2021 12:39 - Shika J.

Hey Nc lottery i hate to sound so negative but I have a couple of issues. 1. Why ask players to leave feedback & you guys never respond? 2. The "NEW" scanner socks in the worst way!! I never had a problem scanning tickets, now to scan is like pulling a shift at work. It is like you trying to fix something that was not broke!! Update not downgrade!! Omg 3. Why have a 24/7 # for customers & they can't answer anything!! Every question you ask they tell you: that's another department, call normal business hours!! Why are they there to keep seats warm?? What really the purpose for this #?? I'm curious now that I came on here to ask this way instead of personally maybe I can now get answers thanks

10/22/2021 08:00 - john a.

I am not having any luck with the Bigger Spin either. I've blowed a lot of money on that ticket.NC Lottery
Sorry to hear that, John. We hope your next ticket is a lucky one!

10/22/2021 05:25 - Amy G.


10/22/2021 05:07 - Brent W.

Why when I leave a message for NCEL I never get a response back? Congratulations too the winners!NC Lottery
Hi Brent, thanks for your comment! We apologize if we missed responding to a message from you - we try and answer all player questions as best as we can! If you have a question or need a response to anything in particular, feel free to comment back here or on any of our social platforms and we'll make sure to get back to you ASAP!

10/21/2021 10:06 - Cynthia A.

Congratulations to the winners! I'm trying my best to be patient and keep playing and hoping it will be my turn for a big win. It would truly be a Blessing! Gloria you are always so nice and kind. I sure hope you win big also.NC Lottery
Best of luck, Cynthia! We hope you're a big winner soon!

10/21/2021 05:40 - Robin T.

The ticket scanner is horrible. I can’t sit and hold the phone over a ticket for five minutes. It was fine till update. If you’ve got a lot of tickets to scan, you’ll be there all dayNC Lottery
We appreciate the feedback, Robin, and we apologize for the inconvenience and frustration caused by the scanner on our app. That's certainly not the experience we want for our players! Please know that our engineers see these comments and are continuously working to make improvements to our app to improve the player experience. If you are currently unable to scan tickets, please reach out to Online Support at 1-866-934-0289 or visit and a member of our team will be happy to assist.

10/21/2021 05:35 - Mark H.

when scanning tickets hold ticket a little less than a 90 degree angle away from phone if you are having a lot of trouble with phone facing directly at ticket.

10/21/2021 05:17 - Rudolph P.

I tried scanning Colossal Cash tickets for 2nd entry and get a message showing, 'invalid ticket submission'. Pack number 771407. The pack was activated, that's not the issue.NC Lottery
Hi Rudolph, thanks for reaching out! Our team is currently investigating this issue and we hope to have it resolved soon. In the meantime, I will pass along the pack number to our team to see if that assists in their investigation. We appreciate the feedback and if the issue persists, please reach out at We apologize for the inconvenience!

10/21/2021 04:15 - susie s.

never had a problem scanning tickets until N.C.E.L. changed its technology.Either slow to scan or will not scan at all and sometimes works fine! So it is not my phone or app, it is your engineers so called technology! Why change something that was working fine?NC Lottery
Hi Susie, we appreciate your feedback! Our engineers are constantly working to improve the app, and we apologize if we missed the mark this time. If you are experiencing difficulty with scanning tickets, please reach out to our Online Support team at 1-866-934-0289 or visit and a member of our team can look into this for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.

10/21/2021 02:01 - Gloria C.

Congratulations to both winners and I wish you both many more wonderful wins.

10/21/2021 12:24 - Michael B.

What street in Charlotte was the Fast Play at Publix sold at ? Wasn’t on the Twitter feed this morning like usualNC Lottery
Hi, Michael! Our apologies for not including that in the tweet this morning. The winning Fast Play ticket was sold at the Publix on S. Tryon Street in Charlotte. Hope this helps!

10/21/2021 11:32 - DL H.

Hello NCEL The scanner is still not working ( IOS-IPHONE). Ive called, worked with NCEL, updated, installed, uninstalled multiple times but its still not working. I have to use a flashlight just to attempt to scan to which it takes forever to scan both to confirm a winning/losing tkt or to get luckie rewards points. My phone is completely up to date. Any ETA on a repair for this? Thank youNC Lottery
Hi, DL, we apologize for the continued frustration and inconvenience. We've received player reports of the scanner being slow and our engineers are monitoring the app and continuously making improvements. If you are unable to scan your tickets/earn points, please reach out to 1-866-934-0289 or visit and we can look into your situation further.

10/21/2021 11:26 - Angela A.

I want to comment on the "Bigger Spin" ticket were are the big prizes at? I have purchased a lot of these tickets only to win $10 or $15 dollars. I purchased the last 7 tickets at one store and all was loser! Where are you all sending all the $400+ prizes too NCEL?NC Lottery
Hi, Angela! We're sorry you haven't gotten a big win from our Bigger Spin tickets yet! While we wish every ticket could be a big winner, the non-winning tickets help fund prizes for winning tickets, and more! All of our tickets, winning and non-winning, are randomly distributed and we don't even know where a big winner is until they come to claim their prize! Hope your next ticket is a lucky one!

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