Looking at the Powerball jackpot, John Pool from Missouri, USA, thought to himself “I could use $40 million.” Even though John didn’t win the top prize on the Powerball, he did win $50,000 in the August 15 Powerball drawing.
While claiming his lucky Powerball lottery win, John Poole told lottery officials that it was a “spur of the moment” decision to buy a Powerball lottery ticket for the draw that took place on August 14.
While at Casey’s General Store in Monett John noticed that the Powerball jackpot was sitting at $40 million and he knew that he has to take a chance. Even though the jackpot had recently been reset to the minimum jackpot amount after a ticket sold in New York had won the $245.6m Powerball jackpot in the August 11 draw, $40 million was still a massive amount of money that could change his life forever.
After buying a cold drink, he decided he would buy three Powerball lottery tickets too.
He didn’t think that he would actually win, but as the saying goes, “You have to be in it to win it.”
“I never win anything,” but little did he know that his luck was about to change in just a few hours.
Leaving the store, John folded his Powerball tickets, put them in his pocket and went home.
It was only after the Powerball draw took place that he remembered he had three tickets into the draw and decided to double check to see if he perhaps won anything.
“I pulled it out, and the first thing I looked at was the Powerball. I thought, ‘Oh, cool! I got the Powerball.’ And then, I started reading left to right and thought, ‘Holy cow! There is 12. There is 47. There is 48. Wow! There is one number, two numbers, three numbers, four numbers,’” exclaimed the lucky winner.
John knew he must have won a substantial amount, but due to the fact that he hardly ever plays the lottery, he didn’t know the exact amount. It was only during his lunch break that he discovered he had won $50,000.
His immediate thought was that he wouldn’t tell anyone, but that didn’t last long. He called his wife and told her the good news.
Speaking to lottery officials he said, “It definitely improves our situation” and will allow him and his wife to pay off their bills.
The USA Powerball and Mega Millions lottery often battle it out for supremacy. This week is no exception.
The next US Powerball draw will take place Wednesday evening with a jaw-dropping $132 million jackpot prize and matching all six balls will give the lucky lotto winner with a staggering life-changing amount!
The Mega Millions is also soaring at the moment giving you the opportunity to win $207 million!
Which of these lotteries will dominate? Give us your prediction.
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