Lincoln Woman Wins $ 50,000 in Powerball Lottery Game

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A Lincoln County woman won $ 50,000 in the Jan. 5 Powerball draw – and said it was the first time she’s followed a hunch and won. The woman has chosen to remain anonymous.

“I play when the jackpot gets big. I started playing around Christmas and told my husband that if it continued I would keep playing until my birthday, ”she told lottery officials. Her birthday was last Saturday.

“I had gotten a Quick Pick ticket for one drawing and another for the next drawing and noticed that the Powerball numbers were very similar. I just had a hunch about these numbers, so I decided to replay those lines. What a birthday present! ”She said.

“A lot of people play but nobody expects to win. You almost don’t feel like it’s real. I was so in shock, ”she said.

The Stanford resident received $ 35,500 after tax. She says she and her husband have a few small bills to pay, a few home improvement projects they’d like to take on, and they’ll put the rest in savings. “He’s about to retire so it couldn’t have come at a better time,” she said.

R&R Wilderness Market Place at Stanford will receive $ 500 towards the sale of the winning Powerball ticket.

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