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August 8, 2007

Texas Woman Wins $50,000 Powerball Prize

Story Photo A visit with family turned out to be a lucrative trip for a Keller, Texas, woman after she won $50,000 playing Powerball on Aug. 1. Alicia Surridge, 52, was visiting family in Springfield when she purchased a ticket for the Aug. 1 Powerball drawing. She won the $50,000 prize when her ticket matched four of the five white-ball numbers and the Powerball number drawn to win the third-level base prize of $10,000. Since she used the $1 Power Play feature, and the Power Play number drawn was five, the base prize was multiplied by five to $50,000.
"I couldn’t believe it," Surridge said. "I was shocked. I still am."
Surridge, a homemaker, said she and her husband, Michael, plan to use her winnings to remodel their kitchen and a bathroom in their Texas home.
Surridge purchased her winning ticket at Bair’s Grocery, 5419 S. Campbell in Springfield.
For an extra $1 per play, Powerball’s Power Play feature offers the chance to multiply prizes, excluding the jackpot, up to five times the normal payout. Before each Wednesday and Saturday Powerball drawing a wheel is spun to select a number from two to five to determine how much the prize, excluding the jackpot, will be multiplied for players who selected the Power Play option.





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