Michigan Resident ‘Couldn’t Stop Screaming’ After Claiming $100,000 Powerball Prize

Michigan Resident ‘Couldn’t Stop Screaming’ After Claiming $100,000 Powerball Prize
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Powerball player from Macomb County, Michigan, has finally come forward to claim her prize after scooping $100,000 on Wednesday 18th April. 58-year-old Sandra Allison-Chatman visited lottery headquarters last week to collect her six-figure winnings and revealed she couldn’t stop screaming when she found out she’d won.

Power Play Option Increases Winnings

The winning numbers in the draw were 9, 10, 12, 17 and 23, plus the Powerball 9. Alisson-Chatman was one of 31 winners on the night to take home $50,000 after matching four main numbers and the Powerball. However, her winnings sensationally doubled to $100,000 thanks to a x2 multiplier after she opted to play with the Power Play option. She bought her winning ticket online from the Michigan Lottery.

“I hadn’t checked my account in a few days, and when I logged in I saw an alert with a bunch of zeros. At that point, I started screaming and couldn’t stop. My husband came over to see what was going on, and when I told him he started laughing and couldn’t stop. We’ve played Powerball for years, you just never think you’re going to be the one who hits a big prize”, she said.

The Michigan resident has revealed she plans to treat herself with a holiday to Hawaii as well as giving some of her winnings to her family. She added: “It’s a relief to win. This is like hitting a reset button. It gets us out of debt and helps us move towards accomplishing our goals.”

What is Power Play?

Powerball players can add the Power Play option to their lottery ticket for an additional $1. A Power Play number is randomly drawn before the main draw, multiplying non-jackpot prizes by a 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x multiplier up to a maximum of $2 million. A 10x Power Play multiplier is also available if the jackpot is worth $150 million or less. Power Play is available to play in all participating states and jurisdictions except for California.

Pick Your Numbers For Tonight’s Draw

If you’d like to emulate the success of Allison-Chatman and land a nice Powerball prize, pick your numbers now for tonight’s draw. There’s an estimated jackpot worth a cool $87 million up for grabs, so best of luck!