Unclaimed prize after winning $ 1 million in North Carolina lottery
A North Carolina lottery player will be much richer after scoring a ticket worth $ 1 million.
But no one has claimed the jackpot yet, the NC Education Lottery said Thursday.
Someone is about to get some extra cash after buying the winning ticket at a 7-Eleven in Elizabeth City, about 165 miles northeast of Raleigh. At the Patrick Way location of the convenience store, the lucky person bought a $ 2 ticket to the Powerball game.
In Wednesday’s draw, that ticket matched enough numbers to score $ 1 million. While the winner beat a 1 in 11.6 million chance to hit the jackpot, the person missed the even bigger jackpot, officials said.
The ticket has the winning numbers 1-4-18-46-62.
Turns out, the ticket holder isn’t the only one in North Carolina enjoying a bargain.
Also on Wednesday, officials said another Powerball player won $ 50,000. This winning ticket was “sold at Food Lion on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh,” the NC Education Lottery said in a press release.
As of Thursday morning, the winners had not claimed the prizes, lottery spokesperson Van Denton wrote in emails to McClatchy News.
But there is still time. Ticket holders have about six months to come forward, officials said.
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