16 lucky Powerball tickets win big in North Carolina! Was it you?

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No grand prize here, but some good winners, including a million-dollar ticket sold in Creedmoor.

Though the winning ticket for the Powerball jackpot worth $758M wasn't sold in North Carolina, 16 lucky Powerball ticket holders in our state did win big - including one worth $1 million!

The second largest Powerball jackpot ever was sold in Massachusetts, but the $1 million ticket here in North Carolina matched all five white balls in Wednesday's drawing.

It was sold at the Food Lion on East Wilson Avenue in Creedmoor in Granville County.

Nine Powerball tickets won $50,000 and six Power Play tickets won $200,000 along with the lucky $1 million ticket in Wednesday's drawing.

Six tickets matched four white balls and the Powerball, winning a base prize of $50,000. But, because the buyers of those tickets added the $1 Power Play feature, the prize for each of those tickets quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4X multiplier was picked in the drawing. Those lucky tickets were sold at:

- Week's Grocery, Barnes Street, Reidsville. (Rockingham County)
- Olde Brunswick Store No. 2, East Oak Island Drive, Oak Island (Brunswick County)
- M&M Mart, North Main Street, Marion (McDowell County)
- Food Lion, East Parrish Drive, Benson (Johnston County)
- Brite Mart, North Main Street, Goldston (Chatham County)
- Linwood Family Mart, Linwood Road, Kings Mountain (Cleveland County)

Nine other tickets matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball and won $50,000. Two of those tickets were sold at stores in Durham and the rest at stores in Emerald Isle, Indian Trail, Gibsonville, Winston-Salem, Lumberton, Raleigh, and Haw River.

"We are happy to see so many North Carolinians win big and their checks are waiting for them," said Alice Garland, executive director of the N.C. Education Lottery. "This was also a big win for education in our state."

Wednesday night's winners have 180 days to claim their prize. In all, 257,229 tickets won prizes, ranging from $4 to $1 million and totaling $4.5 million. The winning numbers in the drawing were 6-7-16-23-26 and 4 for the Powerball.

The Powerball jackpot climbed to $758.7 million as an annuity, or $480.5 million cash, before the drawing and was won by a single ticket sold in Chicopee, Massachusetts. It is the largest jackpot won by a single ticket for any lottery game in U.S. history.

RELATED: Lottery: Winning ticket worth $758M sold at different store

Estimates are that Powerball ticket sales in North Carolina during the 21 drawings raised $19 million for education this year. That money will help the lottery raise more than half a billion dollars this year for its good cause.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million. Four North Carolina players have won Powerball jackpots in the past, winning $74.5 million to $188 million.

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