HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WRAL/NBC News) – Someone who purchased a Powerball ticket from a North Carolina grocery store over the weekend is about to get a lot richer.
The winning ticket from Saturday’s $344.6 million jackpot drawing was sold at Carlie C’s grocery store in Hope Mills, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
The jackpot amount has a cash value of $223.3 million after taxes. The win is the largest jackpot ever won in North Carolina involving a single ticket and is the fifth time that a North Carolina ticket has claimed a Powerball jackpot.
Two lottery player in South Carolina won big this weekend as well.
According to the S.C. Education Lottery, one ticket was sold in Anderson at the Quick Trip #1106 and is worth $100,000, and another one was sold in Darlington at High Hill Quickfill and is worth $50,000.