Matched five numbers from Saturday’s drawing and added Power Play
A Washington, D.C. woman who wanted to try her Powerball luck in Maryland purchased one ticket to try to win Saturday’s world record jackpot. Although she wasn’t quite sure what the Power Play option did, she added it to her Quick Pick ticket for an extra $1 when she made her purchase at the Security Square Mall Exxon located at 1601 Belmont Avenue in Baltimore.
Thanks to that decision and a Power Play multiplier of 3, her $50,000 win was tripled.
“When I saw that I matched four numbers and the Power Ball number, I knew I won $50,000,” said the federal government employee. “I wasn’t sure if the Power Play option increased my win at all, so when I called Lottery headquarters and learned that my prize was actually $150,000, I was even more excited.”
The 36-year-old plans to spend some of her winnings on bills and a vacation and will save the rest. She also plans to buy a few more Powerball tickets for the next drawing!
In Maryland, the Jan. 9 drawing also produced a $1 million second-tier win, two other $150,000 prize winners, seven $50,000 winners and hundreds of thousands of other winners. The Wednesday night jackpot is currently another world record $1.4 billion.