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Shopper at Hendersonville Publix wins $2 million Powerball prize

A shopper who bought a lottery ticket at the new Publix in Hendersonville won $2 million in Saturday's Powerball drawing, the N.C. Lottery reported.

The winning numbers were 10-17-18-43-65 for the white balls and 13 for the red Powerball. The North Carolina win of $2 million was the largest prize won nationally in Saturday’s drawing.

The ticket matched all five white balls drawn to win $1 million. Because someone added the extra $1 Power Play feature, the prize doubled to $2 million. The lucky ticket beat odds of 1 in 11.7 million.

A second big Powerball win occurred in the small community of Ararat in Surry County. A $50,000 ticket was sold at the Lil Mtn Cupboard on Little Mountain Road in Ararat. That ticket matched four of the white balls and the red Powerball, beating odds of 1 in 913,129.

Winners have 180 days from the drawing to claim their prize.

Because no one won Saturday’s Powerball jackpot, the prize for Wednesday’s drawing will climb to $204 million, worth $124.2 million cash.