GARNER, N.C. (WGHP) — Benjamin Haynes III, of Garner, and Laura McGhee, of Angier, bought a Powerball ticket and won a $1 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
They bought the ticket at the Food Lion on N.C. 50 in Garner where they both work.
The winning ticket matched the numbers on all five white balls in the Feb. 1 drawing. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.
Haynes and McGhee claimed their prize at lottery headquarters Friday.
Both players received $500,000.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, each took home $356,250.
Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?
Watch lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.
You can also find the lottery results online on the FOX8 website.