Shawn Walcheski, 42, from Minnesota spent Thanksgiving visiting family in St. Cloud. While visiting his relatives Shawn bought three Powerball lottery tickets while out buying some meds. Not only was the poor guy sick at the time, but he has also lost his wallet.
“I was actually sick; I had bronchitis, so I told my sister I needed to stop for medicine. My total was $13 and change, so I said, ‘Powerball is big, give me three,’” said Shawn.
After the draw, and back home in Denver, Shawn, just like most usa lotto players checked their lottery tickets to see if they were lucky enough to bag a huge prize. He saw the second set had matched the Powerball number to win $4. But he didn’t check the third line on his ticket.
“A couple of days later, my sister messaged me on Facebook and said to check my ticket again because somebody won $1 million where we bought our tickets.”
Shawn double checked his Powerball tickets once again, this time he saw that the first five numbers on the third line were a match, winning a guaranteed $1 million.
It was then that he realised just how carefree he had been with the million dollar Powerball ticket over the last couple of days.
“It was just crumpled between cash and a credit card because I had lost my wallet,” he said.
“It was in and out of my pocket, on the floor, all over the place,” said Shawn.
Shawn surprised his family by flying home for Christmas and bought extra-nice Christmas gifts for them.
He was planning to claim the prize right before Christmas but decided to wait for the New Year and claimed his prize at the Lottery’s office in Roseville on January 4, 2017.
Powerball lottery results
With no one matching all the winning Powerball numbers drawn in Saturday’s game, the jackpot has rolled over to a massive $106 million for this Wednesday.
Saturday's winning Powerball numbers were 3, 12, 24, 37 and 63 with a Powerball of 10.
For those of Powerball lottery fans who also purchased tickets for Saturday night’s draw, remember, if you bought a Powerball lotto ticket online at PlayUSALotteries.com, you would have received your Powerball lotto results via email, reflecting the winning Powerball lotto numbers and any matches you were lucky enough to get.
The jackpot once again rolled over due to Powerball players failing to hit all the winning lotto numbers giving online lotto players yet another chance to win a new and improved Powerball jackpot worth $116 million for this Wednesday.
Make sure that you too play Powerball online!
Best of luck!
The PlayUSALotteries.com Team
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