Shauntenese Barnett, 32, matched four of the white balls and the Powerball – 09-12-15-31-60 PB: 02 – in the Jan. 29 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, her prize was multiplied by two for a $100,000 prize. She bought her winning ticket at the Citgo gas station, located at 21815 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield.
“I play Mega Millions and Powerball regularly,” said Barnett. “I had a handful of tickets to check, and this was the second one I scanned. I knew it was a big winner, but had no idea it was $100,000!”
The player visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim the big prize. She plans to use her winnings to start a dental business, take a vacation, and then save the remainder.
“It still doesn’t feel quite real. As soon as that check hits my bank account, that’s when I will finally believe this isn’t a dream,” Barnett 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 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.