Recently, Rebecca Powell made the decision to play the lottery, but the results made her uneasy.
According to a Jan. 11 news release, the 48-year-old North Carolina resident from Weaverville made her first Powerball purchase on Saturday, Jan. 7. She told lottery officials from the N.C. Education Lottery.
“I thought I’d just give it a try,” she said.
Powell viewed her ticket as the winning numbers were announced later that day.
She told authorities, “I was staring at the statistics and then I screamed at my spouse. “Oh my God, we won,” I exclaimed.”
According to authorities, Powell’s $3 Power Play ticket initially rewarded her $50,000, but when she also got the 3X Power Play multiplier, her jackpot increased to $150,000.
Powell remarked, “I never would have thought I would win something like this. I was told by the store clerk, “You really have beginner’s luck,”
Powell’s take-home pay after taxes was $106,876. She informed authorities that she intends to finance a new home and a car.
“It’s like a dream,” she said. “Except I haven’t been able to sleep.”
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