REGIONAL: Charlotte man collects a $100,000 Powerball prize

Published 2:01 pm Saturday, June 10, 2023

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RALEIGH – Fekri Soussi of Charlotte tried his luck on a $3 Power Play ticket and won a $100,000 prize in Monday’s Powerball drawing.

Soussi bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket from Adams Mart on Elm Lane in Charlotte. He matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. His prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier hit.

Soussi claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,257.

Saturday’s Powerball drawing offers a $308 million jackpot, or $160.1 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Powerball is one of six lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $61.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Mecklenburg County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.