May 19—A Fayetteville woman won $100,000 in the Powerball jackpot challenge after buying a $3 Power Play ticket, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
Naren Som purchased her ticket from the Walmart on Lillington Highway in Spring Lake and matched four of the white balls and the Powerball in Wednesday's drawing, a news release said.
The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129. Som's prize doubled when the 2X multiplier was drawn in the game.
After taxes, Som took home $70,751 when she picked up her prize Monday from the lottery headquarters in Raleigh, according to the news release.
Both the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots continue to grow in the state with nine ways to win in each game.
As of Tuesday, the Mega Millions drawing offers an estimated jackpot of $475 million with a cash value of an estimated $319.4 million. The odds of winning a Mega Millions challenge are 1 in 302.5 million, according to the lottery.
Additionally, the Powerball jackpot currently stands at $201 million as an annuity or $137.4 million cash for Wednesday's drawing. Those odds are 1 in 292 million.
Players can buy $2 Powerball or Mega Millions tickets online through Online Pay on the lottery's website, the lottery's mobile app, or at any lottery retail store.
Each year the state's lottery raises more than $725 million a year for education.
Regional Enterprise Reporter Kristen Johnson can be reached at [email protected] or 910-486-3570.
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