Powerball ticket sold in New Bern worth $150,000 expires soon

Published 9:55 am Friday, May 31, 2024

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From NC Education Lottery

RALEIGH – Powerball players in North Carolina, especially those around Craven County, should double-check any tickets they have to see if they are the winner of an unclaimed $150,000 prize.

The $3 Power Play ticket was purchased for the Dec. 6 drawing and will expire on Tuesday, June 4. It was sold at Merchant’s Grocery on Brice’s Creek Road in New Bern.

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

2-12-37-56-65 and Powerball of 21

“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 N.C. Education Lottery. “We hope that whomever purchased this ticket comes forward to claim their prize by Tuesday so we can celebrate their big win with them.”

The odds of matching four white balls and the red Powerball 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, June 4. This deadline ends the 180-day period for winners to claim prizes from the Dec. 6 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 of the unclaimed $150,000 prize.