LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One of the first things Linda Windey did after picking up her $1 million prize in Wednesday's Powerball drawing was take a needle in her arm at the blood drive in front of Kentucky Lottery headquarters.
The lottery is fairly new to North Carolina. State lawmakers approved the lottery in 2005. There were several key players instrumental in that effort. Some of them were even charged with crimes following the lottery approval.
NORTH CAROLINA – 1.5 billion. One Point Five Billion. The highest Powerball jackpot in the history of the lottery. Sometimes you have to say it more than once to believe it. That’s a lot of commas and zeros… and stress.