CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46 - Wednesday’s Powerball drawing produced four big wins in North Carolina, including a $1 million win.
The lucky ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on Sam Roper Drive in Charlotte.
Three other tickets sold in North Carolina won $50,000. They were sold at the following locations:
- Murphy USA on Lincolnton Hwy in Cherryville in Gaston County
- Speedway on N.C. 16 in Denver in Lincoln County
- Run-In on Elkin Highway in North Wilkesboro in Wilkes County
The winning numbers were 2-18-37-39-42 for the white balls and 12 for the red Powerball.
The $1 million ticket matched all five white balls drawn, beating odds of 1 in 11.7 million. The $50,000 tickets matched four white balls and the Powerball, beating odds of 1 in 913,129.
Winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.
No one won Wednesday’s $460 million jackpot. So Saturday’s jackpot is expected to grow to at least $550 million, worth $347.9 million cash.
“We would love to see someone from North Carolina bring home Saturday’s $550 million jackpot,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “Powerball is creating a lot of excitement and helping raise money for education. Remember, if you play, it only takes one ticket to win.”
Saturday’s jackpot is the 6th largest jackpot in Powerball history.