$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Wilmington

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Powerball (Photo: NC Education Lottery)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Check your tickets! Although it wasn’t the jackpot, someone in the Cape Fear won big in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing.

North Carolina Education Lottery says a $50,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Wilmington.

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One lucky ticket sold in Florida matched all six numbers in the Powerball, according to lottery officials.

That ticket ended up being worth $396.9 million, up from the estimated $394 million before the drawing, according to the Powerball website. The winner will have an option to take a cash payment of $274.6 million instead of the annuity.



The winning numbers drawn Jan. 29 were: 9 – 12 – 15 – 31 – 60 and Powerball 2. The Powerplay was 2x.