Monday, March 24, 2014
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Topeka Resident Claims $1 Million Powerball Cash Prize!
The $1 million Powerball cash prize won in Saturday night's
drawing has been claimed by a Topeka resident! The lucky
winner, who wished to remain anonymous, matched the first five
numbers, but not the Powerball, on a $6 Quick Pick ticket.
"I buy tickets about twice a month or whenever I have a few
extra dollars to spend," said the winner. "Friday night, I
was playing poker with friends and we talked about what it would be
like if one of us ever won a big prize playing the lottery. I
never dreamed it would actually happen to me the very next
The lucky winner discovered she was holding the $1 million
winning ticket Saturday night after seeing the Powerball winning
numbers on the local news.
"When I realized how much I had won, I stayed calm," said the
winner. "Even though it was close to midnight, I wanted to go
out to eat and celebrate."
Sunday morning, while at church, the winner shared her good news
with a few family members.
"Everyone is happy for me," said the winner. "Today, I'm
going to see if I can reduce my hours at work. I'm retirement
age and I'm ready to slow down. Winning $1 million will allow
me to pay off bills and enjoy life a little more."
The winning ticket was purchased at Dillons 67, located at 2010
SE 29th St. in Topeka. For selling the $1 million
winning Powerball ticket, the store is eligible for a $1,000