NC Resident Wins $100,000 Powerball Prize for Dream Cruise!

NC Resident Wins $100,000 Powerball Prize for Dream Cruise!

Durham resident Marie Ward is gearing up for an unforgettable adventure after clinching a $100,000 Powerball prize. Marie's post-win plans include setting sail on a dream cruise with her husband, turning a cherished vacation fantasy into a reality.

Marie Ward's winning moment unfolded as she matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball in the Dec. 20 drawing. What started as a $50,000 win on her $3 Power Play ticket turned into a jubilant $100,000 victory when the 2X multiplier came into play.

"My husband and I will go on a nice vacation someplace warm," Marie shared excitedly. "We will probably go on a cruise, maybe to the Caribbean." The prospect of cruising through the warm waters of the Caribbean adds an extra layer of joy to Marie's celebration.

The news of her win came in the early morning, and Marie couldn't contain her excitement. "It was really early in the morning when I found out. I woke up my husband to tell him about it. I was very excited," she recalled. The thrill of the unexpected win is now etched in the early hours of that memorable day.

Marie Ward secured her lucky Quick Pick ticket using Online Play on the lottery?s website. Although not a frequent lottery player, Marie was drawn in by the growing jackpot and decided to try her luck. The decision proved to be a fortuitous one, leading to her significant win.

Marie Ward visited lottery headquarters to claim her prize, and after required federal and state tax withholdings, she took home a commendable $71,509. The prize not only fuels her cruise dreams but also leaves room for more exciting possibilities.

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Congratulations to Marie Ward on her Powerball win! Here's to smooth seas and warm horizons on the dream cruise!

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