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.
“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.