Raleigh Powerball winners come forward

From staff reportsMarch 20, 2013 

— A Raleigh couple have claimed the $2 million prize they won in the Powerball lottery game earlier this month.

Danny and Stephanie Crase bought the ticket that won the Powerball on March 6 at a Food Lion on Leesville Road in North Raleigh. They matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball; the odds of matching the five white balls are 1 in 5.1 million.

“I had originally thought I’d won $200,” Danny Crase said. “Then I went to my office and checked the numbers on the drawing results email I get from the lottery. I saw all those numbers staring me in the face. It was an extreme surprise, to say the least.”

The couple received $1.36 million after taxes were withheld.

Powerball tickets are sold in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. North Carolina joined the game in 2006.

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