A Littleton woman says she’ll buy Christmas gifts with the $10,000 she won in Saturday’s Powerball drawing. Tammy Roberson chose her own numbers, matching four out of five white balls and the red Powerball to win the prize. She purchased her winning ticket at the New Dixie Mart on Old Farm Road in Roanoke Rapids.
Roberson, who runs her own cleaning service, said she was “happy and excited” and “very thankful” to win. She claimed her prize money on Monday at the lottery’s regional claim center in Greenville.
Halifax County is where the Powerball jackpot was first won by a North Carolina player. Jackie Alston of the town of Halifax won $74.5 million in the Nov. 29, 2006 drawing.