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Hoke County man wins a $200,000 Powerball prize

January 12, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:26 AM

Aaron Locklear of Red Springs tried his luck on a Powerball ticket and won a $200,000 prize.

Locklear’s $3 Power Play Quick Pick ticket matched numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000 in the Dec. 20 drawing. That prize quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4X multiplier was drawn. The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.

Locklear’s lucky ticket came from HnM Mart & Pizza on East Fourth Avenue in Red Springs. He claimed his prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $142,021.

Wednesday’s Powerball drawing offers a $38 million jackpot, or $26.4 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

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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1/18/2022 09:18 - thomas M.

Congratulations on the huge WIN

1/17/2022 04:24 - Janice F.


1/17/2022 07:34 - Darlene E.

Congrats on the win.

1/13/2022 08:24 - Anita R.

Congratulations ??

1/13/2022 08:01 - jimmie k.

I fill lucky j l k

1/13/2022 07:02 - Debra B.

Cannot enter any of the $30.00 scratch-offs! Anybody else experiencing the same problem ! Help please !NC Lottery
Hi there Debra, thank you for reaching out! We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration experienced. 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.

1/13/2022 10:43 - Roger K.

Wow! What luck, congratulations on your win.

1/12/2022 10:41 - Sabrina D S.


1/12/2022 05:56 - MICHAEL B.

Wow congratulations!!! A True wonderful Blessing.

1/12/2022 12:35 - diane b.

Wow congratulations.

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