Two Powerball tickets sold in Randolph County claim small wins

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. – Lottery officials said there were no winners in Saturday night’s drawing for the Powerball jacket. But some ticket holders received smaller cash prizes.

In North Carolina, nine tickets won cash rewards ranging from $50,000 to $150,000.

Of those nine tickets, two of them were sold in the Triad -- in Randolph County. Each of those winning tickets won $50,000.

Kangaroo Express on East Swannanoa in Liberty and Han-Dee Hugo’s on U.S. 220 Business North in Randleman were the stores that sold those tickets.

The Powerball jackpot has now increased to $1.3 billion, the largest lottery jackpot yet. The next drawing is on Wednesday.

Lottery officials share the following advice with people about playing responsibly:

“The first sign that you might be playing too much would be if it no longer is any fun,” said Van Denton, Director of Communications with the N.C. Education Lottery. So if someone is playing, and they are upset they didn't win last night, or they've tried several times and didn't win, and they are upset, then that's probably a sign they should take a break.”

Lottery officials encourage people to check out the following information on playing responsibly: http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/info_play-responsibly.aspx and http://www.morethanagamenc.com/