Winning the lottery can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. virginian Who won hundreds of thousands of dollars in Powerball twice this month in the same draw.
Covington’s Ben Baker purchased a total of 10 tickets to the March 4 Powerball lottery at his local grocery store Food Lion, according to the Virginia Lottery.
In addition to four of the winning numbers, Baker powerball numbers Usually with two tickets to win prizes of $50,000 per winning ticket.
The winning numbers for that draw were 10-16-18-40-66 and the Powerball number was 16, according to a press release issued by the Virginia Lottery on Friday.
But Baker had a little more luck.
Baker spent an extra $1 on each power play ticket. winning a prize to $150,000 each, according to the lottery.
Baker won a total of $300,000 from the two winning tickets.
Baker puts it simply: “I was really lucky!”
He gave part of the winnings to the lottery improve his house and save the rest.
Powerball draws are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 PM.
According to the lottery, the odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize are 1 in 25.
early this month, michigan woman You almost missed your chance to win the $1 million Powerball prize.
Lansing’s 51-year-old Ana Elizalde bought the tickets in February and gave them to her husband for safekeeping, she told the Michigan Lottery.
“A week after the draw, my husband found the ticket in his coat pocket and realized we had never checked it,” Elizalde said. “We went to the store to scan it and got a message to file a claim. I checked the numbers online and found we had won $1 million.”
Elizalde told the lottery commission that she plans to use her Powerball winnings for bills, her children’s education and savings.