Amanda Bryant of Wilmington tried her luck on a $3 Power Play ticket and won a $100,000 prize.
Bryant bought her lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play. She matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000 in the Nov. 13 drawing. Her prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier hit.
Bryant arrived at lottery headquarters Monday to claim her prize and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,251.
Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot stands at $374 million as an annuity, or $173.5 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Powerball is one of six draw 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 the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. Lottery players can also now play digital instant games on the lottery website.
During the holiday season, Play Smart, Gift Smart raises awareness that lottery tickets are not appropriate gifts for kids as part of a national gift responsibly campaign. Research shows that the earlier someone participates in or is exposed to gambling, the more likely they are to develop a gambling problem later in life. Check out this blog to learn more.
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