$500,000 Powerball ticket purchased in Mississippi

A $50,000 win became a $500,000 bonanza for A Mississippi Lottery player who spent the extra...
A $50,000 win became a $500,000 bonanza for A Mississippi Lottery player who spent the extra dollar for the Powerplay multiplier for the Saturday Powerball® drawing. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)(Charlie Neibergall | AP)
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:51 AM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - A $50,000 win became a $500,000 bonanza for A Mississippi Lottery player who spent the extra dollar for the Powerplay multiplier for the Saturday Powerball® drawing. The ticket was bought in McComb.

The player selected their own numbers and matched four out of five white balls, plus the Powerball. The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday night’s drawing were: 19, 24, 35, 43, 62 with a Power Ball of 2.

For an additional dollar, the player purchased the Powerplay feature multiplying winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times, depending on the number drawn. Saturday night’s Powerplay number was 10, increasing the player’s initial win by $450,000.

In the meantime, the winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, which must be done at MLC headquarters in Flowood.

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