Winning Powerball ticket in Craven County expiring soon, worth $150,000

RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) – A lottery player in one Eastern Carolina county will soon find their winnings expired if they don’t claim their prize.

The North Carolina Education Lottery urges Powerball players in the New Bern and Craven County area to double-check any tickets they have, for they could be the winner of a yet-to-be-claimed prize of $150,000.

The lottery said this ticket was bought at the Merchant’s Grocery Store on Brice’s Creek Road in Craven County on Dec. 6 with the winning numbers: 2-12-37-56-65 and Powerball of 21.

“Search everywhere you keep your tickets and double-check any you have to see if you have the winning ticket,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We hope that whomever purchased this ticket comes forward to claim their prize by Tuesday so we can celebrate their big win with them.”

If you find the ticket and want to claim the prize, the ticket must be presented at the lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. on Tuesday.