CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A brother and sister, Chanthavong and Daravone Boulany, of Maiden, won a $100,000 Powerball prize last month and decided to split the winnings, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
They bought the winning $3 Power Play ticket from Hop In on Island Ford Road in Maiden.
The ticket matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000.
The prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier hit.
They claimed the prize Friday at lottery headquarters.
After splitting the prize, they each received $50,000. After required federal and state tax withholdings, they each took home $35,625.
They both plan to use their share of the winnings to pay for school.
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