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Moore County couple wins $150,000: “Then the screaming started”

August 5, 2022 Posted by NC Lottery at 10:30 AM

When Edward Gosselin Jr. of West End checked his morning emails and saw a notification that he won a Powerball prize, he immediately told his wife the good news.

“I was just eating my breakfast when he told me,” said Joan Gosselin, Edward’s wife. “Then the screaming started.”

Gosselin bought the $3 Quick Pick ticket using Online Play on the lottery’s website. It matched numbers on four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 in the July 18 drawing. The prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X Power Play multiplier hit.

“My wife was screaming and we were both just surprised and a little bit in shock,” he said. “She kept saying, ‘We did it, we did it.’”

Gosselin claimed his prize Thursday at lottery headquarters and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $106,516. He said they would celebrate their big win with a vacation to the Midwest.

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offers a $20 million jackpot, or $11.8 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 at a retail location or with Online Play 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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8/06/2022 09:45 - Zelda L.


8/06/2022 07:58 - Jeffrey W.

Is there any thing in the works for a flash drawing next month? I love it when a certain game is featured and then only the people playing that game can win. Too many entries are just based on playing "points" and spreading them out into daily, weekly or NC Lottery
Hi Jeffery, while there is not a Flash Drawing next month, we do have several unique promotions starting. Keep a lookout for a sneak peek email later this month for the inside scoop!

8/06/2022 07:35 - Teresa G.

Congratulations, Always play the multiplier on all of the lottery games! If you win, you will not be disappointed!

8/05/2022 06:42 - Natalie R.


8/05/2022 04:23 - Larry H.

Good luck with your winning

8/05/2022 12:01 - wanda a.


8/05/2022 11:12 - Gloria C.

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

8/05/2022 11:09 - Michael W.

If it was a $2 quick pick as stated, they would not have won $150,000NC Lottery
Hi, Michael! The winners won $50,000 and hit the 3X multiplier with Power Play, tripling their win to $150,000.

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