Marion Couple win big at Powerball

RALEIGH, N.C. — David and Destiny Morgan of Marion plan to get their dream home after winning big at Powerball.

“We’ve been looking for a while,” David Morgan said. “We rent now, but this will help us have a good down payment for our own house.”

The couple beat odds of one in 913,129 to win the prize in Wednesday’s drawing. Six tickets in North Carolina won $200,000.
They claimed the prize Thursday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh. After required state and federal withholdings, the couple received $139,002.

Morgan bought the $3 Power Play at the M & M Market on North Main Street in Marion. The ticket matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000. Because he added the Power Play feature, the prize quadrupled to $200,000 when the 4X multiplier was drawn.