A Holland man went from swimming in the ocean to swimming in cash after winning a $150,000 Powerball prize while on vacation.
Kim Busscher, 67, matched four white balls and the Powerball – 11-24-58-66-67 PB:26 – in the Feb. 25 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $150,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 2398 68th Street in Fennville.
“I purchased a multi-draw ticket before leaving for vacation so that I wouldn’t miss a drawing while I was gone,” said Busscher. “A few days later, I was sitting on the beach and decided to check my ticket. I saw someone won a $150,000 prize and then started checking off my numbers.
“When I realized I was the big winner, I couldn’t believe it! I had my wife look the ticket over to make sure I was reading it right and then we called our family to tell them the good news.”
Busscher recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. With his winnings, he plans to donate, share with family, and then save the remainder.
“I recently started adding the Power Play option to my ticket and I’m sure glad I did,” said Busscher.
The Powerball jackpot was last won on Feb. 6. One ticket bought in Washington won the $754.6 million jackpot. The current jackpot stands at $235 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.