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Powerball Ticket Checked on Vacation Wins Upstate Woman $200K

8/23/2023 11:18:08 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (August 23, 2023) An Upstate woman didn’t realize her Powerball® ticket was a winner until she was on vacation.

She tossed the ticket onto the nightstand, and that’s where her daughter found it and checked the numbers.

“I was rocking in a rocking chair when my daughter asked me, ‘What do you win if you match four numbers and the Powerball number?’ I though she must be looking at my ticket wrong,” the winner said.

The prize was $200,000.

“It was an absolute surprise,” she said.

The family was jumping up and down in excitement and went out to dinner to celebrate the big win in the drawing on Monday, July 17(5 - 8 - 9 - 17 - 41 PB: 21). 

The Lottery caught up with the winner a month later. She says she still can’t believe it happened.

“I always told my husband that I was 1 in a million, and I’m almost one in a million,” she said.

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number are 1 in 913,129.

For selling the claimed ticket, Hot Spot #1201 in Easley received a commission of $2,000.

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