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News In Brief - November 27, 2008

Charlotte man claims $200K Powerball prize

A 34-year-old Charlotte man has claimed a $200,000 Powerball prize, two weeks after buying the winning ticket at a Fort Mill convenience store, S.C. lottery officials announced Wednesday.

The winning ticket was sold Nov. 8 at Carowinds Exxon Shop on Carowinds Boulevard. The man, who hasn't been identified, told S.C. Education Lottery officials he waited so long to claim the prize so he could "consider his big win," according to a news release. He plans to share the money with his family, the release states.

Hunter mistaken for a deer, shot in N.C.

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A 48-year-old man is hospitalized after he was shot in the back by another hunter who mistook him for a deer.

Officer Fred Gorchess of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission said the man was shot with a rifle by another hunter in Pender County.

Gorchess said the victim was walking out of the woods near Watha about 5:30 p.m. last Friday when he was shot.

A 23-year-old man was charged with negligent hunting resulting in bodily injury. Gorchess says the charge is a misdemeanor.

Authorities would not identify either man. Gorchess said the two men knew each other but weren't hunting together. Both are from the Watha area, six miles north of Burgaw.

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