The holiday weekend was also a lucky one for players who purchased four big-winning tickets.
On Friday night, a pair of lucky Cash 5 tickets spilt the $112,344 jackpot to win $56,172 each. The winning tickets were sold at the Super Kmart Express on Bridford Parkway in Greensboro and at the Chatham Street Fast Fare in Cary in Wake County.
One of Saturday's two $10,000-winning Powerball tickets was also sold in Wake County. That ticket was sold at Carlie C's IGA on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh. The other was sold across the state in Caldwell County at Tobacco to Go on Hickory Boulevard in Lenoir.
Winning ticketholders have 180 days from the date of a drawing to collect their prize money.