Charlotte resident wins $100,000 in Powerball with a $3 ticket

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Charlotte resident wins $100,000 in Powerball drawing

The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

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Raul Rodriguez Cota

A resident of Charlotte, Fekri Soussi, purchased a Power Play ticket for just $3, hoping to cash in on the Powerball jackpot. To his surprise, he won a $100,000 prize in Monday’s Powerball drawing, as reported by The Stanly News & Press.

A stroke of luck

Adams Mart, located on Elm Lane in Charlotte, proved to be lucky for Soussi, who won the prize by matching four white balls and the red Powerball. His prize was initially $50,000, but since the 2x multiplier was in effect, it doubled to $100,000.

Cashing in the ticket

Soussi went to the state lottery headquarters on Friday to claim his prize, realizing that after deducting all the federal and state taxes, he would take home $71,257. It’s noteworthy to mention that Soussi had to pay around $30,000 to obtain the award.

A little bit about Powerball lottery

Powerball continues to be a popular lottery game in America. Monday’s Powerball drawing offers a jackpot of $324 million, or $167.3 million in cash. Even though the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million, the lottery still continues to attract people nationwide.

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