MECOSTA COUNTY, MICHIGAN: A Michigan woman experienced beginner’s luck when she played the lottery for the first time in her life and won a $1 million Powerball prize. According to the Michigan Lottery, Joni Thompson matched all five white balls in the November 8 Powerball drawing, which yielded the million-dollar payout.
Thompson told Michigan Lottery officials, “I’d never played Powerball before, but I decided to buy a ticket after seeing the jackpot was over $1 billion. “I saw a social media post about a $1 million prize being won in Mecosta County after the drawing. I began screaming, crying, and hyperventilating as soon as I realized I had correctly matched five numbers and was the big winner! To make sure I was reading it correctly, I had my son scan my ticket using his lottery application. I am still speechless; it’s difficult to put into words how it feels to win $1 million,” Fox17 reported.
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The lucky numbers for her were 10-33-41-47-56. She bought the ticket аt Stаnwood’s Country Corner Supermаrket, 10039 Buchаnаn Roаd. Whаt is Thompson going to do with аll thаt money? She told the Michigаn Lottery stаff thаt she would use some of the money to stаrt а new business аnd sаve the rest.
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