Two Raleigh men had luck on their side in Saturday’s N.C. lottery drawings.
Donnell Rochelle won a $1 million prize playing Powerball with a ticket purchased at the Hasty Mart on South Main Street in Wake Forest, according to the N.C. Education Lottery.
About 25 miles south, Leo Yranian won a $261,797 prize with a Cash 5 ticket sold at the Garner Family Fare on U.S. 70 West.
Yranian and Rochelle collected their winnings at the lottery headquarters on Monday.
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“It feels good,” Rochelle said as he collected his winnings. “It feels very good to win.”
The Powerball ticket matched all five white balls drawn – 8-10-26-27-33. The red Powerball was 22. The ticket beat odds of 1 in 11.7 million to win. Rochelle’s $1 million prize after taxes was $692,500.
Yranian’s Cash 5 ticket beat 1 in 749,398 odds to match all five numbers, which were 3-10-18-19-40. Yranian ended up with a $181,300 check after taxes.
Powerball players’ next chance to win is Wednesday night. The jackpot annuity is $67 million, worth $40.4 million cash. Monday’s Cash 5 jackpot is $110,000.
For more information on the lottery, go to nclottery.com.