RALEIGH – For the second time in a week, a ticket sold in North Carolina won a $2 million Powerball prize.
“This Powerball jackpot is turning out to be a lucky one for North Carolinians,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. “We’ve already seen multiple $2 million wins. We’re hoping that someone from North Carolina brings this jackpot home. ”
The ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at the 3 Point Market & Grill on Goforth Road in Kings Mountain.
The winning numbers were 5-13-28-38-63 for the white balls and 21 for the red Powerball. For the second drawing in a row, the $2 million was the largest prize won nationally in the Powerball drawing.
The ticket matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million. Because someone added the extra $1 Power Play feature, the prize doubled to $2 million. The lucky ticket beat odds of 1 in 11.7 million.
Winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.
Margo Konopacke of Travelers Rest, S.C, won the other $2 million Powerball prize. She bought her ticket on Saturday while she was getting groceries at the Publix on Greenville Highway in Hendersonville.