Lottery ticket worth $1M purchased in tornado-ravaged N.C. neighborhood 

Someone purchased a Powerball ticket value $1 million from a comfort store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, in part of town wracked by a tornado. The drawing was Wednesday night time, and the winner had not come forward late Thursday, said spokesman Van Denton of the N.C. Schooling

by Robert Rasmussen Saturday, April 30, 2011
Someone purchased a Powerball ticket value $1 million from a comfort store on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a part of the city wracked by a tornado.

The drawing was Wednesday night, and the winner had not come ahead late Thursday, mentioned spokesman Van Denton of the N.C. Training Lottery. The ticket was purchased on the Categorical Mart-New Bern Station close to Tarboro Street.

The winning numbers are 4-24-40-44-55. If the ticket had the Powerball number — 5 — the Categorical Mart customer would have received $20 million, Denton said.

Powerball tickets are bought in forty two states, with proceeds retained by taking part state lotteries. The percentages that a $2 Powerball ticket will win $1 million are less than 1 in 5.1 million.

Denton stated the particular person with the successful ticket should come to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to collect the check. The holder of the winning ticket has one hundred eighty days to assert the money prize, Denton said.

"We're looking forward to assembly the fortunate winner," he said.

Amar Karki, a clerk on the Categorical Mart, stated the sale of a profitable ticket in East Raleigh "is a good thing," because so many residents who dwell in the area have been affected by the tornado that slashed by way of Raleigh on April 16. The trunks of timber that fell through the storm nonetheless line curbs, and blue tarps cover the damaged roofs of homes.

The Specific Mart may be a winner. The store is eligible for a $10,000 bonus for promoting the profitable ticket.

Karki stated lottery gross sales make up the majority of the shop's profits.

"On Fridays and Saturdays, the shop makes about $2,000," he said. "In a month, about $45,000."

The slow financial system hasn't hurt lottery ticket sales, state officers say.

This week, the lottery transferred $119.1 million to the state's education lottery fund, drawn from revenues for the primary three months of the year.

The sum easily eclipsed the $112 million during the identical interval final yr and was the second highest three-month switch within the lottery's history, lottery spokesman Ryan Kennemur said. In January, the lottery transferred $124.three million into the state's education fund.

Lottery proceeds represent about 5.6 percent of the state's $7.8 billion schooling budget.

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