FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA – Terence Nevins was driving home from work when he realized he needed to stop at the store for a loaf of bread. He ended up with a lot more bread than he ever imagined: $100,000!
That’s because, while he was at the 7-Eleven on Lee Hill School Road in Fredericksburg, he also bought a Powerball ticket for the November 3 drawing. That ticket ended up matching four numbers plus the Powerball number. Normally, that would win $50,000. However, he spent an extra dollar for Power Play®. That extra buck ended up doubling his prize to $100,000.
“Is this real, or am I looking at this wrong?” he recalled thinking.
The winning numbers were 1-2-24-50-57, and the Powerball number was 26. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.
“I first kept it to myself,” he told Lottery officials. “I called my sister, and I told her. She was screaming on the phone.”
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25. For more information on Powerball, visit the game’s site.
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