NC Lottery: Carolyn Honeycutt Of Cabarrus County Won $100,000 Prize

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) A set of lucky numbers that came randomly to Carolyn Honeycutt, a Cabarrus County school bus driver, helped her pick up a Powerball prize of $100,000.

“It is just something that popped in my head years ago,” said Honeycutt on Friday as she collected her prize.  “I’ve played it ever since.”

She bought her $3 Power Play ticket at Sam’s Mini Stop on Old Charlotte Road in Concord.

The lucky numbers matched four of the white balls and the red Powerball in the Oct. 17 drawing to win $50,000.  Her prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn.  After required state and federal tax withholdings, Honeycutt took home $70,751.

“It’s a crazy feeling,” Honeycutt said.  “Exciting.”

She said she and her partner, Laura Morris, have no specific plans for the prize money, but wanted to help some people out.

“There’s a lot you want to do when you win money,” Honeycutt said.  “You want to share with your friends, your family, the church.  Helping people out.  That means a lot.”