If you’re a fan of US Powerball, you can imagine how much of a shock it must be to find out that you’ve won a prize. Stephen Strickland from Constantine, Maryland, recently found out that he won $100,000 playing Powerball. His lucky day came along in the September 23rd draw. Continue reading for the full story!
If you’re someone who has won a big prize on Powerball before, you can only imagine the shock Stephen was in. He couldn’t believe his eyes after he won $100,000 in a Powerball draw that took place on the 23rd of September.
Stephen matched four out of five main numbers in the draw. The winning combination that night was 24-45-55-56-57 and the Powerball 19. When he went to the store in St. Joseph County, the man who scanned his ticket knew something wasn’t right after the machine gave him a “see retailer” message. Stephen was immediately confused, more bewildered than excited because he usually never wins anything.
He eventually went online to check his results for that particular draw. It was then that he realized that the ticket he bought from Jit Food and Gas in Constantine had won him $100,000. He was so shocked at the news that he had to pull his car over to process the information.
The 34-year-old got on the phone to his friend and asked him to go online to double-check the Powerball results too. He wanted to make sure that he hadn’t read them wrong.
Stephen’s $100,000 win is the latest in a series of big wins in the state of Maryland. After he had his win confirmed by lottery officials, he could breathe a little easier! He plans to pay off some bills and then take his family on a cruise.
Cruises are a popular choice for lottery winners it seems. Denise and Robert Scarr from Lancashire, England, also went on a world cruise after his £6.3 million UK Lotto win. Stuart Andrew Sussex, also from England, headed off on a Disney cruise after winning £500,000 on Thunderball.
“I feel ecstatic! I have no idea what it’s like to have this much money, but I’m about to find out,” said the happy winner. The next Powerball draw is this Saturday, the 7th of October, so make sure you get your tickets! The jackpot is a staggering $112 million!
All this cash could be yours if you get your tickets now!