REGIONAL: Gaston County man enjoys $100,000 Powerball win

RALEIGH – Julian Macaulay of Mount Holly took a chance on a $3 Power Play ticket and won a $100,000 prize.

Macaulay bought his lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play. He matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000 in the Jan. 10 drawing. His prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier hit.

He arrived Thursday to claim his prize and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $71,501.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot stands at $120 million as an annuity, or $59.4 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Powerball is one of six draw 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 the NC Lottery Official Mobile App.

For details on how $14.7 million raised by the lottery made a difference for education programs in Gaston County last year, visit and click on the “Impact” section.