The $141 million question: Who won the Powerball jackpot with a ticket bought in Asheville?

Today the state education lottery announced that a ticket-buyer in Asheville won the third Powerball jackpot, valued at $141 million. Who’s got the ticket?

According to Cody Alcorn, a TV reporter for Fox Carolina in Greenville, S.C.: “The $141 Million Dollar NC Powerball Ticket Was Sold In Asheville. It Was Bought At The Wilco At 158 Smokey Park Highway. Cash Option Will Pay Out $69.6 Million. Winning Ticket: 14 – 22 – 52 – 54 – 59 Powerball 4.”

Click here to see the official numbers on the winning ticket.

Jon Elliston, managing editor

About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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6 thoughts on “The $141 million question: Who won the Powerball jackpot with a ticket bought in Asheville?

  1. A friend of a friend of a friend told me that he heard that his sister overheard a conversation between two other people that someone’s brother’s roommate at UNC-A had been dating this guy who looked like Clint Eastwood and that his mom saw shad marsh at the Land Rover dealership last week.

  2. Mister Blister

    Ah, yes, a tax on people who are bad at math. Always see the poor folks lined up buying as many tickets as they can… guess that’s why we have food stamps or we’d have a lot more starving kids in this state.

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