Latest News

$188 million Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Brunswick County

North Carolina’s $188 million Powerball jackpot ticket was sold in Brunswick County on the coast, lottery officials announced at noon Thursday.

The state also had two $1 million-winning Powerball tickets, sold at the Quality Mart on Beryl Road in Raleigh and the Food Lion on Market Street in Greensboro.

A winning $30,000 Powerball ticket was sold at the I Market on Trade Street in Dallas in Gaston County.

Winning $10,000 tickets were sold at the Food Lion on York Road in Charlotte and the Harris Teeter on Kensington Drive in Waxhaw, Union County.

Wednesday night’s $188 million Powerball jackpot was the fourth for North Carolina, and the largest in state history.

The Powerball jackpot winner is likely to pay the state more than $7 million in taxes, the (Raleigh) News & Observer reported.

The North Carolina winning ticket is one of three jackpot winners sold in advance of Wednesday night’s drawing. The other two winners are in Puerto Rico and Texas.

Almost all Powerball winners choose to take the winnings in a lump sum. If that happens, the winners will split $381.1 million before taxes.

The North Carolina winner would receive about $127 million before taxes, the News & Observer reported.

The North Carolina state income tax rate of 5.75 percent would apply to that amount. That means the state taxes paid would be about $7.3 million, lottery officials confirmed to the newspaper on Thursday.

The winner has 180 days to claim the winning prize.

Wednesday’s jackpot was the fifth-largest U.S. lottery prize, though its split among three winners will mean other individuals have won more.

The winning numbers in Wednesday’s drawing were: 11, 13, 25, 39, 54 and the Powerball 19.

The jackpot now goes back to $40 million for the next drawing on Saturday, the News & Observer reported.

  Comments