ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. – Both a Rockbridge County woman and Radford man won big in the Aug. 23 Powerball drawing.
When Angela Clark checked the winning numbers in the August 25 Powerball drawing, she quickly realized that one of her tickets matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, according to the Virginia State Lottery.
Normally that would win $50,000. However, when she bought the ticket, the Goshen woman spent an extra dollar for Power Play. Since the Power Play in that drawing was 4X, her prize was quadrupled to $200,000.
“I think the first thing I did was scream,” she said as she claimed her prize. “I don’t think it’s really sunk in yet.”
She bought her ticket at a Kroger in Waynesboro. She selected the number on her ticket using family birthdays. She said she has no immediate plans for her winnings.
When David Hubbard checked the winning numbers, he wasn’t very optimistic.
The ticket he bought at Braden’s Market, 1800 East Main Street in Radford, matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number.
Like Clark, he spent an extra dollar for Power Play, so the $50,000 ticket quadrupled to $200,000.
Hubbard, who works as a delivery driver, said he has no immediate plans for his winnings, although he may do some traveling.
The winning numbers were 6-7-16-23-26, and the Powerball number was 4.
Their tickets were two of four in Virginia to win $200,000 in the August 23 drawing.
The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25.
Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.