A supervisor at a nursing home in Oregon on the west coast of USA has recently become a Powerball millionaire! The lucky winner banked a huge $1 million prize with her lucky Powerball ticket. Continue reading to discover the full story that will inspire you to stay in the game because your big win will come one day.
Before Teresa Gomez, our lucky winner in this story had her glory day, another man in Oregon previously won $1 million on Powerball and kept his promise to share the winnings with his brother. Teresa bought her winning Powerball lottery ticket from the Mini Mart on Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove, Oregon. It was the same store where she also checked the ticket after the draw had taken place.
When Teresa went to the store to check her results, she used the self-scan machine as she’s used to checking results that way. When she did so, the machine had a pop-up message asking her to check the ticket with the store clerk.
“When I checked it with the clerk, it said I needed to go to Salem. We were both shocked and excited!” explained Teresa. The Powerball lottery winner didn’t want her identity divulged, so she spoke to the press through an interpreter. Her excitement was still very clear to see!
Jimmie Musselwhite, the owner of the store, is hoping that the luck if the winner will rub off on him too! “I am sure we are going to sell a bunch more Powerball tickets tomorrow,” he said. He was hoping that the ticket sales will go up over the weekend. “Selling a million-dollar ticket and having the jackpot so high, I think that people will come here to get their tickets,” he added.
Teresa’s winning Powerball ticket matched the five main numbers: 12-30-36-47-62 and 9 as the Powerball. Had she also matched the bonus ball, she would have won the FULL Powerball jackpot, which at the time of this draw was a staggering $430 million!
As you can imagine, Teresa is extremely happy and she wants to use her blessing as best she can. She wants to pay off her mortgage first but hasn’t decided how she wants to spend the rest just yet. “I am still wrapping my head around winning that much money,” she explained.
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