WADESBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Edward Simmons, of Wadesboro, bought a $3 Powerball ticket and won a $2 million prize, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.
Simmons bought his winning Power Play ticket from the Speedway on East Caswell Street in Wadesboro.
He matched the numbers on all five white balls to win $2 million in Saturday’s drawing. The odds of matching all five white balls are 1 in 11.6 million.
Simmons claimed his prize at lottery headquarters.
After required federal and state tax withholdings, he took home $1,425,001.
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.