Victoria LeBlanc, of Grand Rapids, matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball – 14-26-38-45-46 PB: 13 – in the Jan. 9 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com
“I have only played Powerball a few times but decided to purchase a ticket because the jackpot was so high,” said the 29-year-old LeBlanc. “I checked my numbers the next morning and was shocked when I realized I had won $100,000.”
LeBlanc visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off student debt and take a vacation.
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.