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Two $1M Powerball Tickets Sold in NC

Two Powerball tickets sold in North Carolina came up $1 million winners in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing.

The lucky tickets were sold at the Queen City Food Mart on East Independence Boulevard in Charlotte and at the Cedar Valley Family Fare on Weaver Dairy Road in Chapel Hill.

Powerball players win $1 million if they match all five numbers on the white balls. The winning numbers were 6-8-13-37-40 for the white balls and 11 for the red Powerball. The odds of matching all five white balls in the game are 1 in 5.1 million.

The $1 million prizes were the largest won in North Carolina in Wednesday’s drawing. A ticket sold in Arizona matched all six numbers to win the $188.9 million jackpot annuity. The jackpot will start anew at $40 million as an annuity or $25.4 million in cash for Saturday’s drawing.

Two other Powerball players in North Carolina won big with tickets that matched four white balls and the Powerball. A $2 ticket, sold at Norm’s Mini Mart on Kanuga Road in Hendersonville, is worth $10,000. The second ticket, a $3 Powerplay ticket sold at the Food Lion on West Hamlet Avenue, is worth $20,000 because the multiplier in Wednesday’s drawing was 2X.

The two $1 million Powerball wins bring the total number of $1 million prizes won in North Carolina this week to three. On Wednesday, a Navy veteran from Burgaw, Charlie Thur, collected his $1 million prize won in Tuesday’sMega Millions drawing. Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot will be $15 million as an annuity, or $9.1 million in cash.

Six North Carolina players have won multimillion-dollar jackpots playing Mega Millions and Powerball, ranging from $12 million to $188 million.