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2 N.C. Powerball tickets win $2 million in Wednesday’s record drawing

Here are the winning numbers for the $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot

Numbers for the largest Powerball jackpot in history -- more than $1.5 billion -- were drawn on the night of January 13, 2016. The winning combination was 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, and Powerball 10. Winning tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and F
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Numbers for the largest Powerball jackpot in history -- more than $1.5 billion -- were drawn on the night of January 13, 2016. The winning combination was 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, and Powerball 10. Winning tickets were sold in California, Tennessee and F

Tough luck Tar Heels. None of the winning $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot tickets were sold in North Carolina. Or South Carolina for that matter.

But two N.C. Powerball tickets won $2 million Wednesday night. Three others won $100,000, according to the N.C. Education Lottery, including one sold in Mooresville.

Thousands of others won other prizes, including 14 $50,000 wins, state lottery officials said.

Three tickets, sold in California, Tennessee and Florida , won the world-record Powerball jackpot of $1.58 billion as an annuity or $983 million cash.

Winning numbers were 4, 8, 19, 27, 34, and Powerball of 10. The jackpot now resets to $40 million as an annuity or $24.8 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

The Powerball fervor helped North Carolina’s lottery set a record for single-day sales Wednesday, with a total of $27.8 million in sales, including $20.9 million just for Powerball.

Two $3 Power Play tickets sold in North Carolina matched all five white balls to win $2 million. Because the tickets had the $1 Power Play feature added, the regular $1 million prize for matching the five white balls was automatically doubled, lottery officials said.

Those tickets were sold in Raleigh and in Spring Lake, located in Cumberland County.

Three Power Play tickets matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. Because each had the $1 Power Play feature added and the multiplier in Wednesday’s drawing was two, they are worth $100,000.

One of those tickets was sold in the Charlotte area, the lottery said. The store was the Food Lion on Williamson Road in Mooresville.

Fourteen other N.C. tickets won $50,000 for matching four white balls and the red Powerball. Stores selling those tickets in the Charlotte area were: Jiffy Quik on Sloop Avenue, Kannapolis; Harris Teeter on Catawba Avenue, Cornelius; Market Express on Idlewild Road, Indian Trail; and Mel’s Superette on Old Lenoir Road, Hickory.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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