‘This couldn’t have happened at a better time’: NC man wins $100,000

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A $100 bill with the picture of Ben Franklin (Nexstar, file)

SWANNANOA, N.C. — Michael Baldwin, of Swannanoa, bought a $3 Power Play ticket and became one of three $100,000 winners in the Powerball drawing on Dec. 19, according to an NC Education Lottery news release.

“This couldn’t have happened at a better time,” he said as he claimed his prize Wednesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.

Baldwin bought his winning Quick Pick ticket from the I Market on N.C. 9 in Black Mountain.

His winning Power Play ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball to beat odds of 1 in 913,000, winning him $50,000.

His prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn.

After required federal and state tax withholdings, Baldwin took home $70,751.

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