Grand Rapids, Michigan Powerball winner ‘relieved’ after $150,000 payout

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A Grand Rapids woman plans to save for retirement after winning a $150,000 Powerball prize.

Lisa Jekel’s Powerball tickets matched the four white balls – 02-18-56-60-65 – in the August 27 draw to win a $50,000 prize. His payout multiplied to $150,000 due to “Power Play,” according to the Michigan Lottery in a press release announcing the victory Wednesday.

“Winning is such a relief and will provide a nice financial cushion for retirement,” Jekel said in the statement. She recently went to the Lottery headquarters to claim her prize.

The 50-year-old told the Michigan Lottery that she played Powerball often and always added the Power Play option to her ticket. Jekel purchased his winning ticket at the D&W Quick Stop at 6799 Cascade Road Southeast in Grand Rapids.

“A few days after the draw, I was checking out tickets at the store and kept getting a message to file a claim on one of my Powerball tickets,” Jekel continued in the statement. “I checked the winning numbers for this draw on the Lottery app and couldn’t believe it when I realized I had won $150,000. felt completely numb.”

The Powerball jackpot was last won on August 3, 2022. A ticket purchased in Pennsylvania won the $206.9 million jackpot. The jackpot is $206 million.

Powerball games are available for $2 each at Michigan lottery retailers and online at MichiganLottery.com. A Power Play option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes up to 10 times up to a maximum of $2 million can be added to any ticket for $1. For an additional $1 per game, Double Play can be added to a ticket, giving players a second chance to win up to $10 million in the evening Double Play draw.

The Powerball draw takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and can be watched live online at powerball.com.

The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network (1-800-522-4700). The network is a national single point of access to local resources for those seeking help with a gambling problem. The network consists of 28 call centers that provide resources and referrals for all 50 states, the Canada and the US Virgin Islands. Help is available 24/7 and is 100% confidential.

The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network also includes text messaging and chat services. The features allow those who play online or on their mobile phone to access help the same way they play. One call, text or chat will get you to problem gambling help anywhere in the United States

Help is also available through an online peer support forum at gamtalk.org.

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