Sunday, September 21, 2014

Aberdeen Woman's Big Surprise

A US Powerball player from Aberdeen, South Dakota, got a big surprise last week when she discovered her ticket had matched five of the five main Powerball numbers drawn on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, and secured a $1 million 2nd tier prize.

Sarah Johnson claimed her prize on Friday and told lottery officials she'd heard someone in Aberdeen had won a big prize, but never dreamed her Quick Pick ticket had bagged the prize.

"I went home at noon, grabbed the ticket and looked at the numbers," Johnson told lottery officials. "Then I went to the gas station to check the numbers and all the screens would say is 'see lottery office,' so we weren't totally sure we had won until now. I never thought this would happen in my lifetime."

The Kusler's BP station on Main Street, Aberdeen, will receive a $1,000 retailer's bonus for selling the winning ticket.