RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – Powerball players who tried their luck in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing won 13 big prizes throughout the state as the jackpot continues to grow, reaching $1.5 billion for Saturday’s drawing.
In Wednesday’s drawing, one lucky ticket in North Carolina matched all five white balls to win $1 million. The ticket was purchased at the Sheetz on Charlotte Highway in Iredell County.
Another lucky $3 Power Play ticket matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. The ticket doubled to $100,000 when the 2X Power Play multiplier hit. The ticket was purchased at the Food Lion on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh.
Eleven other lucky $2 tickets matched four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000 in Wednesday’s drawing. Those wins occurred in New Bern, Mebane, Winston Salem, Charlotte, Huntersville, Littleton, Yadkinville, Holly Springs, and Youngsville.
On Saturday, North Carolinians can play for a $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot that is worth $745.9 million in cash. The jackpot is the second-largest Powerball jackpot and third-largest in U.S. lottery history.
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