Winning lottery ticket to expire soon

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Winning lottery ticket to expire soon.
Winning lottery ticket to expire soon.

Powerball players in North Carolina, especially those around Gastonia, should double-check any tickets they have to see if they are the winner of an unclaimed $100,000 prize.

The $3 Power Play ticket was purchased for the Oct. 5 drawing and will expire on Tuesday, April 4. It was sold at the Lake Wylie Mini Mart on 7015 Union Road in Gastonia.

The ticket matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball in the drawing to win the $100,000 prize. The winning numbers for the drawing were:


“Search everywhere you keep your tickets and double-check any you have to see if you have the winning ticket,” said Mark Michalko, executive director of the lottery. “We hope that whomever purchased this ticket comes forward to claim their prize soon so we can celebrate their big win with them.”

The odds of matching four white balls and the red Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.

To claim the prize, the ticket must be presented at lottery headquarters in Raleigh by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4. This deadline ends the 180-day period for winners to claim prizes from the Oct. 5 drawing.

To help find the winner, the Education Lottery is sharing news about the unclaimed prize with statewide media, posting alerts on the lottery’s website and social media channels, and working with the store to post a banner alerting customers at the store of the unclaimed $100,000 prize.

This article originally appeared on The Gaston Gazette: Winning lottery ticket sold in Gastonia to expire soon