Some lucky devil in North Carolina won $1 million in the Powerball drawing Wednesday night, according to the North Carolina Education lottery.
The ticket was sold in Granville County, at the Food Lion on East Wilson Avenue in Creedmoor. That’s northeast of Durham. The winner’s name hasn’t been released yet.
Sadly, the $758.7 million jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in Massachusetts. The Associated Press identified the winner as a 53-year-old Massachusetts hospital worker. It was the largest jackpot won by a single ticket for any lottery game in U.S. history.
Players in N.C. won 16 big prizes in the Wednesday's drawing, including the $1 million-winning ticket. The latter matched all five white balls in the drawing.
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Six NC tickets matched four white balls and the Powerball and, because they were Power Play tickets, the $50,000 base prize quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4 times multiplier came up. Those lucky tickets were sold at:
- Food Lion, East Parrish Drive, Benson (Johnston County).
- Brite Mart, North Main Street, Goldston (Chatham County).
- Linwood Family Mart, Linwood Road, Kings Mountain (Cleveland County).
- M&M Mart, North Main Street, Marion (McDowell County).
- Olde Brunswick Store No. 2, East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island (Brunswick County).
- Week’s Grocery, Barnes Street, Reidsville (Rockingham County).