COLUMBIA, SC (February 24, 2017) – Wednesday night, a Ladson woman’s screams woke up the house.
“I thought somebody was killing her,” said her husband.
They were screams of joy. She checked her Powerball® ticket and found out she had won $100,000.
“Then I started screaming,” said her husband.
The family gathered around the winning ticket, staring and hoping the number “7” would magically transform into a “10” right before their eyes winning them $435 million. They already matched the red Powerball® number and four of the other five white ball numbers (10, 13, 28, 52, 61 and Powerball: 2).
Spending the extra $1 for PowerPlay® doubled the $50,000 prize to $100,000.
The husband and wife went to work on Thursday not mentioning to anyone their close brush with a Powerball® jackpot. They cashed in the winning ticket today.
“Is this reality?” the winner asked her husband last night.
He pinched her to be sure.
The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number are 1 in 913,129. The odds of a 2X multiplier being selected are 1 in 1.75, when the jackpot is greater than $150 million.
For selling the claimed ticket, the Sunoco #2661 in Ladson received a commission of $1,000.
The estimated jackpot for Saturday night’s Powerball® drawing is $40 million.
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