Gerard Muir of Cary beat the odds of 1 in 913,129 to win a $150,000 prize in the Aug. 17, Powerball drawing.
He claimed his prize Friday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he received $103,875.
He bought the $3 Power Play ticket at the Grocery Boy Jr. on Lake Pine Drive in Cary. The numbers matched four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. The prize tripled when the 3X multiplier was drawn for Power Play tickets.
Ticket sales from games like Powerball made it possible for the lottery to raise more than $600 million dollars for the state last year. For details on how more than $330.9 million in lottery funds has made a difference in Wake County, click on the “For Education” section of the lottery’s website.