The last Powerball draw on Saturday night was worth $ 224 million with a cash alternative of $ 136.4 million. Was anyone lucky enough to hit the winning jackpot?
The lottery drawing was held Saturday night at 11 am EST. The winning numbers selected for the jackpot were 01-02-03-07-39, Powerball 25 and Power Play 3X, according to the Powerball website. Although no one won the jackpot, there was a person from Iowa who matched five of the winning numbers and Power Play to win two million dollars. There were also three winners from Florida, Illinois and Texas who matched five of the selected numbers and won one million dollars, according to the Lottery website.
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Powerball drawings are held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday nights, according to the Lottery website. The jackpot starts at $ 40 million and continues to grow until someone wins the jackpot, according to the Lottery website. . (2) ” title=””/>
A South Carolina woman recently claimed a $ 2 million ticket after she bought the winning Powerball ticket on her birthday. Margo Konopacke, a retired nurse, told lottery officials that she decided to buy a ticket when she bought groceries at Publix in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
"It's an amazing birthday gift," Konopacke told lotto officials. "I still can't believe it. Everything feels surreal."
She told lottery members that she didn't plan to buy a ticket, but because her birthday came up, she decided to deal with it.
"I had just pulled me out of the parking lot when I realized I didn't buy a Powerball ticket, she said. "I should not go back, but then thought," My birthday is coming up, so what is it? This will be a birthday gift for myself. "
Konopacke told lottery officials she went back to the grocery store and bought a $ 3 Powerball ticket for Saturday's drawing. She and her husband checked the numbers for the ticket the next morning to find out she was winning.  "When he told me I matched five numbers, I thought he was joking," she said. "I put my hands down on the counter and said," Let me see the ticket. "Sure enough, I had five numbers."
She claimed the price on Tuesday afternoon, which happened to be the day of her birthday, at the lottery headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, Konopacke passed away over $ 1.4 million after the necessary state and federal tax credits. She told the lottery officials that she would save money for her and her husband's pension, but plan to spend the money to celebrate her birthday.