NC man wins $150,000 lottery prize after letting family members choose numbers

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WGHP) — The lucky numbers Trevor Stewart of Fayetteville still plays in Powerball netted a $150,000 prize on Wednesday, according to a press release from the NC Education Lottery.

“It’s awesome,” Stewart said.

Stewart, 56, said the winning numbers mostly come from his family.

“I had the family members pick the numbers, and that’s what I play,” he said. “I’ve been playing them for years.”

Stewart purchased the $3 Power Play ticket using Online Play on the lottery’s website.

His winning ticket matched the numbers on four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 in Wednesday’s Powerball draw. The price tripled to $150,000 when the 3X Power Play multiplier hit.

“I was pretty excited. I had to call my wife to let her know,” he said.

Stewart claimed her prize Monday at lottery headquarters. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he won $106,516.

He said he would pay some bills and put the rest in the bank.

Where can I get the latest lottery numbers?

Watch the lottery drawings on FOX8! Mega Millions airs at 11 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Powerball airs at 10:59 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. The NC Lottery airs at 11:22 p.m. every night.

You can also find lottery results online on the FOX8 website.


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