make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Jacksonville man claims $1 million Powerball prize


RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- Gregory Wernli of Jacksonville claimed a $1 million Powerball prize on Monday morning. His win makes him the fifth player in North Carolina to claim $1 million or more playing Powerball in 2013.

Wernli matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball in the April 6 drawing. After taxes were withheld, he received a check for $680,000. The winning ticket was sold at the Wilco at 6995 Western Blvd. in Jacksonville.

Wernli had one of 18,102 winning tickets in Saturday’s drawing. In all, Powerball players in North Carolina won a total of $1,134,346.

Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is an estimated $60 million if taken as an annuity or $38.9 million if taken as a lump sum.

Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Onslow County education programs received more than $37.5 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction, prekindergarten programs for at-risk four-year-olds, and college scholarships and financial aid based on need.

To date, the NC Education Lottery has raised more than $2.6 billion for these initiatives statewide.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.