The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Regional

August 6, 2013

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot climbs to $425 million

Winner can take lump sum prize of $244.7 million

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 — RALEIGH – Powerball players in North Carolina now have the chance in the Wednesday drawing to try for a jackpot estimated at $425 million, the third largest in the game’s history.

Powerball officials issued the new estimate Tuesday, increasing the size of the jackpot based on strong ticket sales for the drawing. If taken as an annuity, the jackpot would be an estimated $425 million and if taken as a lump sum it would be $244.7 million.

“This would truly be a life-changing event for someone to win this jackpot,” said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery.

“I certainly hope the winner is a North Carolinian. We’ve seen three Powerball jackpot winners so far in our state. Powerball sales will definitely help us raise money for education, but it only takes one ticket to win so we hope our players will play responsibly.”

From the beginning of the Powerball jackpot’s roll on June 26 through Tuesday, Aug. 6, North Carolina Powerball sales have totaled more than $19.4 million. An estimated $7.3 million from those sales will go to education in North Carolina.

During those 12 drawings, more than $3 million was paid out in prizes, including a $1 million prize paid to Rickey Earnhardt of Charlotte who matched all five white balls in the July 27 drawing. Additionally, seven $10,000 prizes and three $40,000 prizes have been won during the current jackpot roll.

Garland also asked players to check their numbers closely if they buy tickets for the drawing. She said the Powerball game offers a variety of significant prizes in addition to the jackpot. The Saturday, Aug. 3 drawing produced 49,404 winning tickets in the state. Prizes ranged from $4 to $40,000 and totaled $405,846.

North Carolina Powerball Facts

·        Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. EST. On the nights that drawings are held, Powerball ticket sales stop in North Carolina at 9:59 p.m.

·        Powerball is played in 43 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Text Only
Regional
  • NCSU STUDY: Finding the Mix: Solar Cell Efficiency a Delicate Balance

    Research from North Carolina State University reveals that solar cell efficiency is based upon a delicate balance between the size and purity of the interior layers, or domains. These findings may lead to better designs and improved performance in organic solar cells.

    March 30, 2014

  • William Shatner.jpg Shatner, Hogan, Elvira and more prepare for Mad Monster Party

    Prepare to boldly go where no man has gone before.

    March 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • DOT closes roads in Cabarrus due to flooding

    Charlotte - Heavy rains over the last several hours have prompted the N.C. Department of Transportation to temporarily close several roads in Cabarrus County flooded by rising waters. Sections of Rocky River may reach 17 feet and spill over its banks today, while localized flooding is still possible across parts of the Charlotte region through this afternoon.

    March 7, 2014

  • Highlight of Town Creek Under the Stars will be the Moon on March 15

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Participants will view the nearly full Moon and learn fun moon facts.  The March full moon, called many different things by various American Indian tribes, was an important one in that it marked the end of cold weather and the beginning of spring

    March 3, 2014

  • NCDOT Will Close A Section Of Wilshire Avenue In Cabarrus County For Bridge Replacement

    The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily close a section of Wilshire Avenue in Concord at 8 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting. Crews will replace the bridge over Irish Buffalo Creek, requiring the road to remain closed through November 1.

    February 25, 2014

  • Concord Mills adds Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its brand of shopping

    CONCORD – Concord Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Carolina, has added Sea Life Charlotte-Concord to its roster of popular retail stores, plus family dining and entertainment options. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord will further solidify Concord Mills’ position as a leading attraction for local shoppers and visitors from across the U.S. and beyond, according to the shopping giant.

    February 20, 2014

  • GRITS: The Musical returns to Wingate University this weekend

    Wingate, N.C. – GRITS: The Musical (Girls Raised In The South) returns to The Batte Center at Wingate University this weekend. Based on southern stories in the book by Deborah Ford, Erica McGee, president of McGee Productions, wrote the script and songs for the musical. The musical premiered at Wingate University in 2008.

    February 18, 2014

  • DENR staff working with utility at site of Dan River spill in Rockingham County

    RALEIGH – Staff with the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources have been alerted to a spill of coal ash from a stormwater pipe into the Dan River in Eden and are on-site working with Duke Energy officials to control the spill to protect public health and the environment.

    February 4, 2014

  • Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir begin winter tour

     Wingate, N.C. – The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir, under the direction of Dr. Kenney Potter, will be performing concerts around the state. They will perform sacred works from the 18th century as well as the 21st century. Additionally, they will be performing African-American spirituals and South African folk songs.

    February 4, 2014

  • Town Creek Under the Stars will view Neptune and Mercury on Feb. 8

    Mount Gilead – Town Creek Indian Mound will host Town Creek Under Stars on Saturday at 6 p.m.  Participants will view Neptune and Mercury side-by-side in the western sky at sunset.

    February 3, 2014

Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide