Linda Keyanchuk, 64, matched the four white balls and the Powerball twice – 10-21-30-43-63 PB: 17 – in the Aug. 8 drawing to win two $50,000 prizes. She also matched three numbers and the Powerball four times to win an additional $400. She bought her ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I meant to buy a multi-draw Powerball ticket, but accidentally bought six Powerball tickets,” said Keyanchuk. “I didn’t realize my mistake until the next afternoon when I logged in to my Lottery account and saw I had won more than $100,000!
“It’s been a crazy week. I’ve logged in to my account every day to make sure I really did win. It’s been exciting thinking about what all of this money will mean for me!”
Keyanchuk visited Lottery headquarters Wednesday to claim the big prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay for an upcoming vacation, and then save the remainder.
“People like me just don’t win money like this. It’s unreal!” Keyanchuk said.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A “Power Play” option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.