Kimberly Clemons of Albemarle is celebrating her good luck after she won $200,000 playing Powerball.
Clemons beat odds of one in 913,129 to win the prize in the Saturday, Aug. 19 drawing.
Clemons claimed the prize Tuesday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal withholdings, she took home $139,002.
She bought the $3 Power Play ticket at the Alco on U.S. 52 North in Albemarle. The ticket matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Because she added the Power Play feature, the prize quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4X multiplier was drawn.
Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise more than half a billion dollars a year for the state. For details on how lottery funds have made a difference in all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, click on the “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.