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Lexington Powerball® Winner’s Next Vacation Won’t Be a Bomb
1/24/2018 3:50:57 PM

Express Lotto on Bush River Rd. in Columbia sold the $200,000 winning ticket.

COLUMBIA, SC (January 24, 2018) – A few days after purchasing a Powerball® ticket from Express Lotto in Columbia, a Lexington man’s wife informed him that someone purchased a winning ticket from the same store matching four white ball numbers and the Powerball® number “3.”

The man looked at his ticket and calmly said, “Well, look at that.”

“My wife still thinks I’m lying about the ticket being a big winner,” said the gentleman. “She won’t believe it until the check is in her hands.” The couple is always joking around with each other.

His wife will be happy to know that they won $200,000.

The ticket matched four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number drawn on Saturday, January 20 (26 - 28 - 47 - 49 - 58 and Powerball® 3). His $50,000 win was quadrupled with the purchase of PowerPlay® for $1 when a “4” was drawn.

The couple plans to pay off their house and car. “We’ll probably go on vacation as well. I’ll let her plan it though,” joked the winner. “I planned the last vacation we had together. It was a bomb.”

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number are 1 in 913,129. The odds of a 4X multiplier being selected are 1 in 14.33 when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

For selling the claimed ticket, Express Lotto in Columbia received a commission of $2,000.

The estimated jackpot for tonight’s Powerball® drawing is $92 million.

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