This particular couple, just like many others, took months before realizing they had won big with the US Powerball lottery. They bought a ticket for the February draw on the 11th. That ticket got extremely lucky, and the numbers matched up to make them $1 million richer. This story tells of how their winning ticket could have been lost forever after their car was broken into a few weeks ago.
The couple lives in Seattle, Washington. They preferred not to have their identities disclosed. The lucky winning couple managed to match the five principal numbers, winning them $1 million. What changed the game was that they missed out on the all-important Powerball number. The full winning numbers from this draw were as follows:
11-13-25-39-54 and the Powerball number of 19.
The couple bought their ticket the day before the Powerball lottery from a shop called Iman’s at 2804 NW Market St in Seattle. Just after the Powerball draw had taken place, they didn’t check their ticket right away as many couples forget to do. They only seemed to be thinking about the massive jackpot telling reporters the following: “We didn’t even think about a second chance prize.”
There is an older story about a $1 million Powerball winner from Washington State who waited a whole month to check their ticket. This couple in our story today waited a whole three months before actually going online to see if their numbers had won them anything. They absolutely couldn’t believe their lucky when they found out that they had matched five numbers and their ticket was worth $1 million.
They were, in fact, extremely lucky because just a few weeks before their discovery, they could have very easily lost the winning Powerball ticket they kept in the car. They spoke further about the incident, “Someone broke into our car a few weeks ago and stole a pair of sunglasses. The stolen sunglasses were actually sitting atop the winning ticket. What a close call!”
What a close call indeed! The couple are grateful that their winning Powerball ticket is safe and sound with them. With their ticket safe and the couple finally coming to terms with its value, they can now start to make plans on how they will be spending all their winnings. “Well, we already popped a bottle of champagne!” said the ecstatic Powerball winners.
“We’re also planning a trip to Paris and Iceland for this year. Other than that, I think we’ll just take care of our house,” they say. We are quite sure that they can now afford a new car with better alarm system, and a stylish new pair of sunglasses.
The store where they bought their winning ticket from, Iman’s, will get to receive a bonus to the value of $10,000!
Congratulations to the winners and the store owner!
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The PlayHugeLottos Team