Grand Rapids Woman Wins $150,000 Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

$150,000 Winning Powerball TicketA Grand Rapids woman feels relieved after winning a $150,000 Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery.

Lisa Jekel, 50, matched the four white balls and the Powerball – 02-18-56-60-65 PB:14 – in the August 27 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. She bought her winning ticket at D&W Quick Stop, located at 6799 Cascade Road Southeast in Grand Rapids.

“I play Powerball often and I always add the Power Play option to my ticket,” said Jekel. “A few days after the drawing I was checking some tickets at the store and kept getting a message to file a claim on one of my Powerball tickets.

“I checked the winning numbers for that drawing on the Lottery app and couldn’t believe it when I realized I’d won $150,000! I just stood there in shock and felt completely numb.”

Jekel recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim her prize. She plans to save her winnings for retirement.

“Winning is such a relief and will provide a nice financial cushion for retirement,” said Jekel.

The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 3. One ticket bought in Pennsylvania won the $206.9 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $206 million.

Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at 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: Powerball tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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