August 23, 2017

Extra $1 Doubles Independence Woman's Powerball Prize

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An Independence woman’s approach to playing Missouri Lottery Powerball resulted in a $50,000 prize, but the extra $1 play option she added at the time of purchase has doubled her prize to $100,000.

“I buy two tickets for each draw, and I’ll pick my numbers for one of them and do Quick Pick for the other. I always do Power Play, too,” said Michelle Salyer.

It was Salyer’s Quick Pick ticket for the Aug. 12 drawing that matched four of the five white-ball numbers drawn and the Powerball to win a $50,000 prize. Those winning numbers were: 20, 24, 26, 35 and 49 with a Powerball of 19. The Power Play number for the drawing was 2. Since Salyer opted to include Power Play for an extra $1 with her purchase, her $50,000 prize was multiplied by two.

“I checked my numbers online the next morning. That’s how I found out,” recalled Salyer. “I probably read the ticket 50 times before I had my husband check it. It was unbelievable.”

Salyer claimed her prize at the Lottery’s Kansas City office on Aug. 14, where she shared that no specific plans have been made for the prize, but a family vacation could be in the works.

The winning ticket was purchased from QuikTrip, 6641 E. Truman Road, in Kansas City.

Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game that features jackpots starting at $40 million that have reached $1.5 billion. The current jackpot for the Wednesday, Aug. 23, drawing is estimated to be worth $700 million. If players include Power Play for an extra $1 at the time of purchase and win a prize anywhere from $4 to $50,000, their prize will be multiplied by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times, depending on the multiplier drawn. It only takes one ticket to win; please play responsibly.  


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