A WOMAN is $10million richer after making a stop to a convenience store to buy a Powerball ticket and making an important “add-on” decision.
The woman, Laura Barnes, 55, hit the jackpot when she played Powerball with Double Play.
Her ticket matched all five white balls and the Powerball number from the Double Play drawing on July 6.
Barnes’ “add-on” strategy was the Double Play drawing.
Her winning numbers were 2, 5, 20, 26, 31, and her Double Play drawing was 13.
How to win Powerball?
In order to win the grand prize, players have to match all five white balls and the Powerball.
If you match just the five white balls, you win $1million.
Players can increase their chances of winning by buying “add-ons” like the Double Play.
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What is Double Play?
Double Play is an additional feature that gives players a chance to win up to $10 million.
This is an addition to the drawing after the Powerball, and every drawing is $1 per play.
Double Play drawings happen three times a week — Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Other lottery winnings
Another lottery winner who bagged $28million from a Powerball jackpot shared his secret tip to help people to get millions too.
Timothy Schultz won in 1999, but before then, he was working at a gas station for a minimum wage to put himself through college.
He meets and interviews other lottery winners to understand how their stories differ from his.
It’s important to remember that every dollar spent on Powerball tickets is participating in gambling.
Although it may be fun to play sometimes, it is not necessary to spend more than what you have.
If you or a loved one show signs of a gambling addiction, you can get help by calling the National Gambling Helpline at 800-522-4700.
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And another urgent warning to check Powerball lottery tickets after six people are made millionaires.
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