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Tar Heels flock to stores to buy Powerball tickets

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The historic Powerball jackpot has North Carolina players thinking about the ultimate Christmas present. Full story...
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No Powerball winner; jackpot goes to record $425M

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video Lottery officials say nobody has won the Powerball jackpot and the top prize will now increase to about $425 million for the next drawing, the largest jackpot ever for the game. Full story...
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Powerball jackpot tops $337 million

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Tonight, $337 million is at stake in the Powerball jackpot. That makes it the fourth largest in the game's history. Full story...
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$1 million Powerball prize yet to be claimed

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Someone bought a Powerball ticket in North Carolina worth $1 million but hasn't yet claimed their winnings. Full story...
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Powerball tickets going to $2 in January

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video The change will result in the first price increase in tickets since the game started almost 20 years ago. Beginning Jan. 15, Powerball tickets will cost $2 each. The first Powerball drawing under the new game structure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Full story...
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Tonight's Powerball jackpot $245 million

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Feeling lucky? You might want to go buy a Powerball ticket. The jackpot for tonight's drawing is an estimated $245 million. Full story...
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Wilmington man shares $250,000 Mega Millions prize with family

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Donald Holliday, an electrician from Wilmington, plans to share the $250,000 prize he won playing Mega Millions drawing with his family. Holiday matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball in the June 14 drawing. Full story...
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Burlington man rescues $200,000 Powerball ticket from garbage

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James Dixon matched all five white balls in the May 21 drawing but tossed the ticket in the garbage after checking his numbers in the newspaper. Fifteen minutes after taking the garbage out for pickup, he realized the numbers he checked were from a previous day’s edition. Something told him to get his ticket from the garbage and compare his numbers to those on the lottery’s website. Full story...
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Everyday guy turns millionaire

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video One man is $1 million richer from a Powerball ticket he bought at a store in Whiteville. Dreams really do come true, and the community says it couldn't have happened to a better guy. Full story...
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Fingers crossed for a Christmas lottery miracle

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video With millions of dollars up for grabs, many people are hoping that Santa and Lady Luck will visit them this Christmas. Both of the big pots in the North Carolina Education Lottery are filled to the brim this weekend, just in time for the Christmas holiday. A winning Powerball ticket could put $46 million in your bank account, while the Mega Millions is even higher with a $168 million jackpot. Full story...
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