::$200,000 Powerball Ticket Sold In Raleigh
From Raleigh Chronicle Staff And Wire Reports
Thursday, April 12, 2007
RALEIGH - According to NC Lottery officials, a winning Powerball lottery ticket worth $200,000 was sold in Wake County to a player who matched all five white balls in Wednesday night's drawing.
Lottery officials say that the winning ticket was purchased at the Kroger grocery store on Falls of the Neuse Road in Raleigh but that the winner has not yet come forward.
The NC Lottery says that a total of 38,361 North Carolina Powerball players won an estimated $482,937 in prizes Wednesday.
In the past two days two other lottery winners have won big prizes in the "Carolina Cash 5" game.
Lottery officials say that Nathan Parker of Hillsborough claimed a prize yesterday for his ticket worth $75,944 that was sold in Hillsborough for Wednesday night's drawing.
Also, lottery officials say that Sylvia Ferrell of Raleigh won $50,000 in Monday's "Carolina Cash 5" drawing.
In a big win, Mary Zalusky of Statesville visited the lottery's headquarters Wednesday to collect the top prize of $125,000 she won playing the NC lottery instant scratch-off game called "Extreme Green."
She told the lottery that she almost passed out when she discovered she had won and she said she will pay off her car, take a trip and spend the rest on her children. ::