A Houghton Lake woman turned a Daily Spin to Win free-play prize into a $100,000 Powerball payday!
Bonnie Zabel, 54, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 07-15-22-36-64 PB:13 – in the May 16 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. She bought her winning ticket online at MichiganLottery.com.
“I logged on to my account to do my Daily Spin to Win spin and won an online bonus, so I decided to use it towards the purchase of some Powerball tickets,” said Zabel. “The next morning, I had two emails from the Lottery. One was notifying me that I’d won a $4 prize, and the other was a prize notification I had never seen before. I logged on to my account and that’s when I saw my balance was $100,004. I woke my husband up right away to tell him the good news!”
Zabel visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay bills and then save the remainder.
The free Daily Spin to Win game gives players the opportunity to spin a prize wheel each day that they log in to their Lottery account. Players can earn bonus credit, retail free play, or entries into a monthly $5,000 giveaway.
The Powerball jackpot was last won on April 27. One ticket bought in Arizona won the $473.1 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $168 million.
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.