According to Michigan Lottery’s website, someone is about to get $344.6 million richer. A single Powerball winning ticket sold in North Carolina matches all six numbers drawn in Saturday night’s drawing to win the $344.6 million prize.
As a result, the Powerball jackpot is expected to reset to its starting prize in the next drawing. The next drawing is scheduled for Wednesday, June 05, 2019. The jackpot prize will be worth $40 million in an annuity. However, the lump sum package will be worth $29.9 million. All prize figures are before federal and state taxes.
The winning numbers from Saturday night’s drawing were 6, 15, 34, 45, 52. The Powerball was 08, and the Power Play multiplier was 2.
According to N.C. Education Lottery, the $344.6 million winning ticket was sold at Carlie C’s, a grocery store in Hope Mills, North Carolina. Carlie C’s owners are eligible to receive a $50,000 as a retailer incentive for selling the winning ticket.
Still, the $344.6 Million winner has up to 180 days to claim the prize before the ticket expires.
Should the winner choose the lump sum payment option, it will be worth $223.3 million before taxes.
This win is the highest jackpot and cash value for a single ticket ever won in North Carolina. On the other hand, this is the second time the Powerball jackpot has been won this year. Yet, it is the fifth time that a North Carolinian player has won a Powerball jackpot.
|Match 5 White Balls + Powerball||0||Jackpot|
|Match 5 White Balls||0||$1 million|
|Match 4 White Balls + Powerball||2||$50,000|
|Match 4 White Balls||28||$100|
|Match 3 White Balls + Powerball||55||$100|
|Match 3 White Balls||1,257||$7|
|Match 2 White Balls + Powerball||1,103||$7|
|Match 1 White Ball + Powerball||8,797||$4|
|Match 5 White Balls with Power Play||0||$2 million|
|Match 4 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||0||$100,000|
|Match 4 White Balls with Power Play||0||$200|
|Match 3 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||6||$200|
|Match 3 White Balls with Power Play||133||$14|
|Match 2 White Balls + Powerball with Power Play||148||$14|
|Match 1 White Ball + Powerball with Power Play||1,024||$8|
|Match Powerball with Power Play||2,464||$8|