Edward and Joan Gosselin celebrate after winning $150,000 in the North Carolina Education Lottery Powerball drawing.

A Moore County couple is “screaming” happy, after winning $150,000 in a North Carolina Education Lottery Powerball drawing.

Edward Gosselin Jr., and his wife Joan Gosselin, of West End in Moore County, got the lucky notice after winning in the July 18 Powerball drawing. Edward said he was checking his morning emails and got the alert about winning and shared the good news with his wife.

“I was just eating my breakfast when he told me,” Joan Gosselin said. “Then the screaming started.”

Edward Gosselin bought the $3 Quick Pick ticket using Online Play on the lottery’s website.

The winning ticket matched four white balls and the Powerball. That was good for $50,000, and that was tripled with the 3X Power Play multiplier activated.

“My wife was screaming and we were both just surprised and a little bit in shock,” he said. “She kept saying, ‘We did it, we did it.'”

The Gosselins claimed their prize Thursday at lottery headquarters and, after required federal and state tax withholdings, took home $106,516.

They plan to celebrate their big win with a family vacation to the Midwest.

And if you’re all feeling lucky, according to the NC Education Lottery, Saturday’s Powerball drawing offers a $20 million jackpot, or $11.8 million in cash. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.

Powerball is one of four lottery games in North Carolina where players have the option of buying their tickets at a retail location or with Online Play through the lottery’s website or with the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. The other games are Mega Millions, Lucky For Life, and Carolina Cash 5.

Ticket sales from draw games like Powerball make it possible for the lottery to raise $2.5 million a day on average for education. For details on how $4.8 million raised by the lottery made a difference in Moore County in 2021, visit www.nclottery.com and click on the “Impact” section.

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