Fayetteville woman claims $1 million Powerball prize from ticket bought in Brunswick County
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A person won a $1 million prize in the Labor Day weekend Powerball drawing from a ticket bought in Brunswick County.
According to the N.C. Education Lottery, April Royal of Fayetteville and her husband bought the $2 ticket at the Circle K on North Howe Street in Southport.
She says she was on a Labor Day weekend vacation at the beach.
“We’re still in shock!” said Royal, explaining that they pulled over to verify the results. “And here I am driving in all of Labor Day traffic.”
She claimed her prize at lottery headquarters on Tuesday, Sept. 5. She took home $712,501 after withholdings. She plans to use the win to invest, pay off bills and celebrate her recent marriage with a honeymoon.
“The ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls to win $1 million. The odds of matching numbers on all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million. The $1 million prize became one of two nationally in the drawing while a $3 Powerball ticket won $2 million in Minnesota,” an NCEL announcement states.
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