A Cass County man was shocked when he found out his Powerball ticket was worth $100,000.
Herman Baker, of Vandalia, matched four white balls and the Powerball – 04-06-25-55-68, PB: 26– in the August 28 drawing to win a $50,000 prize. Thanks to the Power Play, the prize was multiplied to $100,000. He bought his winning ticket at the Shell gas station, located at 1801 North Main Street in Three Rivers. Vandalia is about 40 miles southwest of Kalamazoo.
“I buy Powerball tickets here and there,” said Baker. “When I checked the winning numbers after the drawing and saw I’d won $100,000, I was shocked!”
Baker, 58, recently visited Lottery headquarters to claim his prize. He plans to save his winnings.
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.