Rocky Mount man wins $1 million in Powerball drawing
by WNCN Staff
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -
A Rocky Mount man is $1 million richer after playing the Powerball.
James Mullins matched all five white balls but not the red Powerball in the Dec. 28 drawing. Mullions claimed his $1 million prize Thursday.
The lucky Quick Pick ticket was sold at the Fuel Doc #3 on U.S. 64 Alternate West in Rocky Mount.
Mullins is the first $1 million lottery winner to benefit from lower state income tax rates. Under state law, the lottery now withholds 5.8 percent of prizes that are $600 or greater for state incomes taxes. Previously, the lottery withheld 7 percent.
The change means that all lottery winners of $600 or more will take home more of their winnings. For a winner of a $1 million prize, the change means an additional $12,000.
As of September 2013, the N.C. Education Lottery has raised more than $3 billion for education.