Woman Buys Winning Powerball Ticket on Weekend Away

A Michigan girl gained $500,000 after stopping to purchase a Powerball ticket on the way in which to her weekend cottage.

Deborah Berschbach, from Royal Oak, mentioned she solely realized she had gained when she was heading residence after the break.

She informed native media: “I stopped and purchased a ticket before heading to our cottage for the weekend.”

Deborah Berschbach wins lottery
Deborah Berschbach, 54, gained $500,000 on a Michigan lottery ticket.
Michigan Lottery/Zenger

Berschbach added: “On our way home Sunday, I got the ticket out to check it, and my husband said, ‘Wouldn’t it be something if you won big for Mother’s Day?'”

In an announcement on May 13, Michigan Lottery mentioned: “Deborah Berschbach, 54, matched the five white balls – 14-22-38-56-60 – in the May 7 Powerball Double Play drawing to win a $500,000 prize. She bought her winning ticket at Star Market, located at 1806 West 13 Mile Road in Royal Oak.”

Berschbach didn’t understand how massive her win was till she scanned it into the lottery app.

She mentioned: “When I scanned the ticket on the Lottery app and the amount of $500,000 came up on the screen, we couldn’t believe it.

“We each regarded the ticket over what appeared like 100 instances. We had been shaking the entire manner residence!

“It still hasn’t sunk in that we won, and it feels like we are in a daze! Winning is overwhelming in the best way possible.”

The lottery firm mentioned: “Berschbach visited Lottery headquarters recently to claim her prize. With her winnings, she plans to pay off her home and then save the remainder.

“The Powerball jackpot was final gained on April 27. One ticket purchased in Arizona gained the $473.1 million jackpot. The present jackpot stands at $83 million.”

Last week, a lucky 65-year-old man won $242,256 with Michigan Lottery after forgetting he had bought the winning ticket.

After stopping at a gas station to fill up his car, the man – whose name was not disclosed – said: “I forgot I had bought the tickets till I noticed them in my pockets a couple of days later!”

Meanwhile, last month, Gregg Hensley of Marion, Michigan, won $200,000 on the Multiply the Cash second-chance drawing, his third big lottery win in as many years.

The Michigan Lottery said: “Hensley, a 63-year-old woodworker, gained the grand prize within the April 11 Multiply the Cash second-chance drawing.

“Hensley is no stranger to winning big prizes in lottery drawings. The second-chance win marks his third big win as he won $20,000 in a 2020 drawing and $10,000 in a drawing earlier this year.”

This story was offered to Newsweek by Zenger News.

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