In a remarkable turn of fortune Timothy Emerick a recent Garner, North Carolina resident won not one but two $100,000 Powerball prizes from the December 13th drawing. Demonstrating a heartwarming act of brotherly love Emerick has decided to share his windfall with his twin brother.
Emerick, who recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to his sibling expressed his long-held belief in sharing his potential winnings.
“I always said if I won, I would share it with him,” he stated, reflecting on their close bond.
Emerick attributes his decision to his brother’s unwavering support over the years. “Over the years whenever I’ve needed him he’s been there,” Emerick said.
The lucky tickets were purchased at the BJ’s Membership Club on Shenstone Boulevard in Garner where Emerick is employed. A store associate, during the time of purchase accidentally printed two tickets with the same numbers. Embracing this twist of fate Emerick decided to buy both.
The tickets matched the numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball each initially winning $50,000. The winnings doubled to $100,000 due to a 2X multiplier.
Upon claiming his prize at lottery headquarters, Emerick after mandatory federal and state tax withholdings took home $71,251 per ticket. He plans to use his share of the winnings to pay some bills.
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This event comes as the Powerball jackpot escalates to an estimated $620 million with a cash option of $310.8 million. The North Carolina Lottery reminds players that they can purchase Powerball tickets at any lottery retail location or through Online Play on the lottery’s website or the NC Lottery Official Mobile App. However the odds of winning the jackpot stand at 1 in 292 million.
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As the holiday season unfolds the “Play Smart, Gift Smart” campaign is in full swing, emphasizing that lottery tickets are not suitable gifts for minors. This initiative aligns with research indicating early exposure to gambling increases the likelihood of developing gambling problems later in life.