Pleasant Hill — Someone who played Powerball in Northampton County won $40,000 on Saturday night.
A ticket, sold at the Pilot Travel Center on N.C. 48 in Pleasant Hill, matched four white balls and the Powerball in the most recent drawing.
The winning numbers were 10-37-40-46-52 for the white balls and 12 for the red Powerball.
The lucky ticket is worth $40,000 because the player, who had not come forward by press time, added the $1 Power Play feature. A regular $2 Powerball ticket that matches four white balls and the Powerball wins $10,000. The odds of winning a prize at this level are 1 in 648,976.
The ticket sold in Pleasant Hill was not the only one to win big on Saturday.
Another $40,000 winner was sold at a store in Cary in Wake County. Players with winning tickets have 180 days from the date of a drawing to collect their prize money.
No tickets beat odds of 1 in 175 million to win the jackpot on Saturday, causing the jackpot to roll for a ninth straight drawing. Wednesday night, Powerball players have the chance to win a jackpot estimated at $183 million if claimed as an annuity, or $112.5 million if the cash option is taken.
If won in North Carolina, Wednesday’s jackpot would mark the largest won in state history.
Since the lottery began through June 30, 2012, Northampton County education programs have received more than $5.6 million in lottery funds. By law, those funds pay for teachers’ salaries in grades K-3, school construction projects, prekindergarten for at-risk 4-year-olds and college scholarships and financial aid based on need.