With no ‘perfect ticket’ for either of the multistate jackpot drawings this weekend, the annuity estimates surged again. Mega Millions players have the chance to win $139 million ($104.8 million cash) Tuesday night. In Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, $222 million ($144.5 million cash) is up for grabs.
Four tickets sold across North Carolina, however, did win big prizes in the drawings – including three that matched four white balls and the Power Ball Saturday night. We’ll start at the coast in Pender County, where Donald Tucker of Rocky Point Power Played to win $40,000. At the lottery’s Wilmington claim center on Monday morning, Tucker said he was excited and overwhelmed to win and plans to use his winnings to pay off his mortgage. He purchased the ticket at WilcoHess #396 on U.S. 177 South in Rocky Point. A second Powerball ticket worth $40,000 in Saturday’s drawing was sold in Winston-Salem. That ticket, which has yet to be claimed, was purchased at the Wilco #115 on University Parkway.
The third Powerball ticket was not Power Played, making it worth $10,000. It was sold at the Harris Teeter on North Cove Road in Cornelius in Mecklenburg County. Another ticket to win $10,000 matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. The lucky player bought it at Sam’s Mini Mart on West Green Drive in High Point.
Finally, a note about our state’s jackpot game, Carolina Cash 5: In Rutherford County, a ticket sold in the small mountain town of Bostic hit the jackpot for $188,023 on Saturday night. That ticket was sold at the Corner Store on Bostic Sunshine Highway.
We look forward to meeting all of these lucky winners and wish all our players the best of luck in this week’s drawings.