Powerball ticket worth $1 million purchased at Charlotte store

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A Powerball ticket worth $1 million was purchased at a Charlotte convenience store, N.C. Education Lottery officials said Thursday.

The ticket was purchased at the Circle K on Selwyn Avenue in Charlotte, officials said.

Two other tickets worth $1 million were also purchased in North Carolina -- one in Burlington and one in Kinston. Officials said the three tickets worth $1 million beat odds of 1 in 5.1 million to match all five white balls.

The winners have 180 days to go to lottery headquarters in Raleigh to claim their prize.

"We're looking forward to meeting the lucky folks who won $1 million in Wednesday's drawing," said Alice Garland, executive director of the Education Lottery. "These Powerball sales will help us raise a lot more money this year to support a great cause -- education in North Carolina."

In Wednesday's Powerball drawing, tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched the winning jackpot numbers to split the jackpot.

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