Taking a chance on the Powerball game paid off for a Calhoun County woman who won a $1 million Powerball prize.
Alma Weimer, of Battle Creek, matched the five white balls – 03-25-44-53-64 – in the Dec. 11 drawing to win a $1 million prize. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I rarely play the Powerball game, but I saw a pop-up about the large Powerball jackpot when I logged in on the app and thought: ‘Why not?’ and purchased five tickets,” said Weimer. “When I logged on to the app the next morning, there was a pop-up telling me I won $1 million. I thought it was some sort of scam or that my account had been hacked.
“Once I called the Lottery to confirm it was real, I couldn’t believe it. It is such an unbelievable feeling.”
The 73-year-old Weimer recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to donate to different charities and invest.
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. For an additional $1 per play, Double Play may be added to a Powerball ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the nightly Double Play drawing.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, 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.