Millionaire Powerball Ticket Sets Illinois Resident Up For Retirement
Lisa Hays from Monmouth in Illinois, USA, went shopping in Iowa and is mighty glad that she did. She purchased a millionaire Powerball ticket and scooped $2m in the February 9 draw.
The 49-year-old woman was in Burlington and her policy is to only buy Powerball tickets when the jackpot gets really high. With a $224m top prize, she headed to a Hy-Vee store and bought a Powerball ticket containing two lines.
Varying Levels of Success
The first line proved to be a winner, but it was only $12. The other one did much better though, landing her a $2m prize. The millionaire Powerball ticket is going to allow her to make plenty of changes to her life. The delighted winner is determined to make the most of her windfall. “If I do it right, this should set me up for the rest of my life,” she said.
Big Plans for her Win
Her plans include buying a new house and car. With both of those purchased, the Powerball winner wants to look forward to the future. She believes her win will allow her to “get a big jump start on her retirement planning.”
The numbers drawn out on February 9 were: 01-02-03-07-39 and the Powerball 25. Lisa may have purchased a millionaire Powerball ticket, but she only matched the five main numbers. If she’d also matched the Powerball, she’d have won the $224m jackpot.
Frustratingly, the winner revealed that if the numbers from both of her lines had been combined differently, the jackpot would have been hers. She’s still delighted at becoming a Powerball millionaire saying: “I’ve been freaking out for a week.”