NC woman wins $150K on first Powerball ticket
WEAVERVILLE, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - Talk about beginner’s luck! A Buncombe County woman purchased her first-ever Powerball lottery ticket on Saturday - and won $150,000.
Rebecca Powell, 48, said she decided to give Powerball a try and bought a $3 Power Play ticket from Quickmart 4 on Short Coxe Avenue in Asheville.
When she saw four of her numbers drawn and she picked the right Powerball number, she said it was like a dream.
“I was looking at the numbers and then I screamed at my husband,” she said. “I said, ‘Oh my God we won.’”
Powell said she plans to put the money toward a new car and home.
“I never would ever think I would win something like this,” she said. “I’m going to make this count.”
After taxes, she took home $106,876.
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