N.C. man wins $1M after playing the same numbers for 5 years
By Todd Northrop
A North Carolina man after all struck it large in the multi-state Powerball lottery after playing the same numbers for 5 years.
Benjamin Sinclair of Winston-Salem claimed his prize Thursday afternoon at lottery headquarters in Raleigh.
“I’ve been playing the same numbers for five years,” Sinclair stated. “They’re very special to me.”
Sinclair’s excellent success started when he stopped at the Sheetz on Fairlawn Drive in Winston-Salem and purchased a $2 price tag for the drawing on Oct. 27.
“I only play when the jackpot gets above a certain amount,” Sinclair stated. “I knew it was a long shot, but I still used the same numbers.”
He checked his price tag the subsequent night time.
“I had to look at the numbers several times to make sure,” Sinclair stated. “It feels great to win.”
After required state and federal tax withholdings, Sinclair took house $705,011.
Sinclair’s particular numbers, eight, 12, 13, 19, and 27, matched all the white balls to win $1 million. It used to be certainly one of 8 tickets in North Carolina to win a large prize in the drawing, however his used to be the handiest $1 million winner. The others matched 4 white balls plus the Powerball for a $50,000 prize (with 3 of the ones tickets additionally bought with the Power Play possibility, expanding the prize to $150,000).
The jackpot for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is $107 million or $61.1 million money.