Two Powerball tickets sold in North Carolina were one red Power Ball away from hitting the jackpot on Saturday night. Because no ticket matched all six numbers, Wednesday’s jackpot stands as the third-largest in the history of the game with an annuity value estimated at $360 million ($229.2 million cash).
The lucky $1-million winning tickets beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million to match all five white balls. They were sold at Ingles Market #62 on Leicester Highway in Asheville and Sheetz #411 on N.C. 150 North in Winston-Salem.
Two more tickets beat odds of 1 in 648,976 to match four white balls and the Powerball making them worth $10,000 each. They were sold at Sam’s Mart #7 on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte and Lowe's Foods #199 on Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington.
The winning numbers for the drawing were 6-13-19-23-43 for the white balls and 16 for the red Power Ball. Winning ticketholders have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes.
The Powerball jackpot hasn’t been this big since November. When a $327 million jackpot was not hit in the Nov. 24 drawing, it rolled to the largest amount ever for the game. That $587.5 million jackpot, for the Nov. 28 drawing, was split by tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri.
Since Powerball started here in 2006, three North Carolina players have won the jackpot. Jackie Alston of Halifax won $74.5 million in November 2006, Jeff Wilson of Kings Mountain won $88.1 million in June 2009 and Frank Griffin of Asheville won $141.4 million in February 2010.
We will be watching with all our North Carolina players on Wednesday night to see if our state makes history again. Good luck to everyone!
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send me the winning numbers, Thank you!!!
$360,000,000 for me please Lord
@ EVERYONE I LOVE READING ALL THE FAITHFUL RESPONSES IT KEEPS A SMILE ON MY FACE THANK YOU....EVERYBODY IS A WINNER WITH GOD KEEP THE FAITH,HOPE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE I PRAY THAT GOD ANSWER ALL OUR PRAYERS NO MATTER WHAT IT MAY BE.... BLESS YOU ALL....ALWAYS CASSANDRA
You are right my family is most important and that is why I strive day to day hoping and praying and wishing..... I don't know what the future holds but I tell you and everyone this for my family sake is why I will keep pushing and pushing pray until something happens I also say when I do win remember my name sweetie because when we meet I am going to bless you and give you a great big hug. Just because I love the Lord and HE LOVES ME AND ALL :-)
Its amazing how I been playing since it started and still believe that I am going to win big.......wow I got some faith huh! $350,000,000 please come to me and my family we are struggling bad, each day we have to see what to eat, our van is broke, can't even afford to get our grass cut. Still waiting to get food stamps just to eat...Lord my family need a financial blessing, have mercy on me Lord please...I applied and applied for work and all I get is no not qualified.....Help me and my family Lord HELP