A Michigan woman has struck lucky in the Powerball lottery after starting a lottery club following the death of her husband. Kristi Sadler, the owner of Kristi’s Pour House in Hart, Michigan, purchased a ticket on behalf of her two-person club at her own establishment. The Michigan Lottery announced last week that the ticket was a $1 million winner.
When Sadler received news that her business had sold the winning ticket, she had a gut feeling that it was their lucky ticket. Her intuition turned out to be correct. When she checked the numbers and saw the winning combination of 09-25-27-53-66, she couldn’t wait to share the news with her fellow club member, who happened to be on vacation overseas.
In a twist of fate, Sadler had always joked with her partner about using a special code word if they ever won the lottery. When she made the call and he mentioned the extra cost of an overseas call, she confidently used the code word, confirming their incredible win.
While they narrowly missed out on the $1.76 billion jackpot, which later rose to become the second-largest lottery jackpot ever won, Sadler and her club member are still ecstatic with their $1 million prize. They plan to invest the money in their retirements.
The story of Kristi’s Powerball win showcases the power of hope and resilience in the face of tragedy. It serves as a reminder that sometimes taking a chance can lead to life-changing rewards. Congratulations to Kristi Sadler and her lottery club on their well-deserved victory!
When is the next Powerball drawing?
The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 29, at 10:59 p.m. ET. The jackpot prize is $295 million.
What are the odds of winning the Powerball?
The odds of winning Powerball’s top prize are incredibly slim, with chances standing at about one in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning a Powerball prize across other tiers are about one in 24.9.
How do you play Powerball?
To participate in the Powerball game, players can buy a ticket for $2 per play. They must choose five numbers from one to 69 for the white balls and one number from one to 26 for the red Powerball. Alternatively, players can opt for a Quick Pick feature and receive random numbers. To win the jackpot, the player must match all five white balls and the red Powerball number.
Where can you buy lottery tickets?
Lottery tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and some airport terminals. Online ticket purchases are also available in select U.S. states through platforms like Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network.