RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Lottery officials said eight Powerball tickets bought in North Carolina won big in Saturday night’s historic drawing.
The $1.6 billion jackpot, which has now climbed to $1.9 billion, was the world’s largest-ever jackpot.
Nobody won Saturday night’s jackpot. The odds of doing so are 1 in 292 million, according to lottery officials.
However, eight tickets sold in North Carolina still scored a big win.
According to a release from the North Carolina Education Lottery, two $3 Power Play tickets bought in the Tar Heel state were among 51 nationwide to match four of the six white balls and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize, then triple it to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn.
Those tickets were purchased in Greensboro and Asheboro.
Six $2 tickets were among 219 nationally that won a $50,000 prize by matching four white balls and the Powerball.
These tickets were purchased in:
- Elm City
Data says the odds of matching numbers on four white balls and the Powerball are 1 in 913,000.
Winners have 180 days from the drawing to cash in their winning ticket and claim any prizes.
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Monday night.