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Powerball Jackpot Jumps to $110M Annuity, $71.7M Cash Value

The Powerball jackpot continued to roll this week and is now an estimated $110 million if taken as an annuity or $71.7 million if taken as a lump sum.

High Point resident Cassandra Mason won $10,000 in the Aug. 22 Powerball drawing. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Pick N Go on Eastchester Drive in High Point.

Players holding tickets for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing have a chance at a $64 million annuity or $40.2 million if the cash option is chosen.

The Carolina Cash 5 game paid off in a big way on Aug. 20 as two tickets matched all five numbers to split the $171,422 jackpot. Monroe resident Jesus Colon, an operations manager for a medical company, said he plans to use his $85,711 share to pay bills and save for the future. He purchased the lucky ticket at Gate on Lawyers Road in Stallings. The second $85,711 share was claimed by Joyce Moye of Winterville. She purchased the lucky ticket at the Wilco on Stantonsburg Road in Greenville.

Four players won $50,000 this week:

  • High Point architect Robert Canter. (Junior Big Ol’ Bucks)  He said he plans to pay bills with his winnings.
  • Princeton resident Wallace Spears. (Lucky 7 Slingo)
  • Mooresville resident Royal Malcolm. (Jumbo Bucks)
  • Goldsboro resident Magarita Brown. (5X Crossword)

Six players scratched their way to instant prizes of $10,000. They are:

  • China Grove resident Floyd Propst (50X The Cash)
  • Cornelius resident Evan Marchal (100X The Cash)
  • Gibsonville resident Tracy Lynch (100X The Cash)
  • Hendersonville resident Tameika Robinson (20X The Cash)
  • Raleigh resident Amir Aburahmeh (100X The Cash)
  • Raleigh resident Norberto Guiza ($2,500 a Week for Life!)

Since Aug. 20, instant players won $15.8 million and draw game players won $3.6 million, including more than $3.1 million from North Carolina draw games Pick 3, Pick 4, Cash 5 and All or Nothing. Mega Millions and Powerball players won $479,262 in prizes. Overall, players won $19.4 million this week.a