BRUNSWICK COUNTY — One lucky person is holding a Powerball ticket worth $2 million.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, someone who played Powerball in the small coastal town of Calabash won big in Saturday’s drawing, according to officials with the North Carolina Education Lottery.
With the addition of the $1 Power Play, what would have been a $1 million ticket doubled to a $2 million prize.
The ticket was sold at the Minuteman Food Mart on Beach Drive in Calabash. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn – 17, 19, 21, 37, and 44 – with the number 16 drawn for the red Powerball.
Matching all five white balls drawn beat odds of 1 in 11.7 million, according to lottery officials. A ticket sold in Tennessee matched all six numbers to win the $421 million jackpot. Winners have 180 days to claim their prizes at Lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
The jackpot annuity for Wednesday’s drawing is $40 million, worth $24.2 million cash.
For more information on North Carolina’s Education Lottery, visit the North Carolina Education Lottery website or call headquarters 919-715-6886.