$500K powerball ticket purchased in Mississippi

Purchase of Powerplay boosted $50,000 win to $500,000.
The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location.
The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location.
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 1:05 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 1:07 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WDAM) - A $50,000 win became a $500,000 bonanza for one Mississippi Lottery player who spent the extra dollar for the Powerplay multiplier for the Saturday Powerball drawing.

The ticket was purchased from Broadway Mart on South Broadway in McComb. The player selected their numbers and matched four out of five white balls, plus the Powerball.

The winning Powerball numbers from Saturday night’s drawing were: 19, 24, 35, 43 and 62 with a Power Ball of 2.

For an additional dollar, the player purchased the Powerplay feature, multiplying winnings by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times depending on the number drawn. Saturday night’s Powerplay number was 10, increasing the player’s initial win by $450,000.

“We love seeing a win like this,” said Jeff Hewitt, Mississippi Lottery Corporation president. “This is a great example of how choosing the multiplier can really increase a player’s winnings!”

The winner is advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location. They have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, which must be done at MLC headquarters in Flowood.

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