The Labor Day weekend Powerball drawing produced a $1 million prize for someone who bought a ticket at a Brunswick County convenience store.
The lucky winner bought the $2 ticket at the Circle K on North Howe Street in Southport. The ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win $1 million. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.
The $1 million prize became one of two nationally in the drawing while a $3 Powerball ticket won $2 million in Minnesota.
In another big North Carolina win Saturday, a $1 ticket bought in Durham won $50,000. The ticket, purchased at the C-Mart on East Club Boulevard in Durham, matched the numbers on four of the white balls and the red Powerball. The odds of that win are 1 in 913,129.
The winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim the prize.
Labor Day's Powerball drawing offers a $435 million jackpot, or $210.9 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
Powerball is one of six 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. Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education.
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