Halifax County man wins $150,000 Powerball prize
RALEIGH, N.C. (WITN) - A Roanoke Rapids man is $150,000 richer than he was before he submitted his lottery ticket.
NC Education Lottery officials say Levi Simms tried his luck on a $3 Power Play ticket last Monday through Online Play.
We’re told Simms’ ticket matched numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. The prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn.
Officials say the odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.
Simms claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh and, after-tax withholdings took home $106,126.
Officials say Monday’s Powerball jackpot comes in at $65 million and a winner would have the choice of a $65 million annuity or $46 million in cash.
The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.
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