Oakland County Girl Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize from the Michigan Lottery

Jennifer Vackaro (left) and her fiance, Rob Dace, (right)An Oakland County girl realized she had gained a $1 million Powerball prize from the Michigan Lottery in essentially the most unlikely of locations: Fb.

Jennifer Vackaro, of White Lake, matched the 5 white balls within the March 2 drawing to win the massive prize: 03-18-27-36-53. She purchased her successful ticket at Andale Mexican Grill & Cantina, positioned at 4835 Carroll Lake Highway in Commerce Township.

“My fiancé and I have been at Andale, and he was taking part in Membership Keno, so I made a decision to play Powerball,” mentioned Vackaro. “Often I play simple decide numbers, however since we have been simply hanging out having a drink, I made a decision to take the time to select my very own numbers.

“The following morning, I used to be scrolling Fb and noticed a publish a few successful Powerball ticket that was offered at Andale. The publish had the successful numbers and I acknowledged them straight away. I scanned my ticket on the Lottery app and when $1 million got here up on the display screen with confetti, I couldn’t cease shaking! I referred to as my daughters and my fiancé to inform them the excellent news.

“I’ve been in a whole fog the previous couple of days. I haven’t been in a position to eat or sleep as a result of I’ve been so nervous and excited!”

Vackaro, 50, visited Lottery headquarters not too long ago to say her prize. Together with her winnings, she plans to take her household on a visit after which save the rest.

The Powerball jackpot stands at $532 million for tonight’s drawing. The money possibility for the jackpot is $260.1 million. If a participant wins tonight’s jackpot, it might be the second Powerball jackpot gained this yr.

The Powerball jackpot was final gained in January when one ticket bought in Michigan gained the $842.2 million jackpot. The successful ticket was bought on the Meals Fort of Grand Blanc, positioned at 3035 East Grand Blanc Highway in Grand Blanc. The massive jackpot has but to be claimed. The fortunate winner ought to contact the Lottery’s Participant Relations Division at 844-917-6325 to arrange an appointment to say their prize.

Lottery retailers all through the state are promoting Powerball tickets till 9:45 p.m. tonight. Tickets additionally could also be bought on-line at MichiganLottery.com.

Powerball performs could also be bought for $2 every at Lottery retailers throughout the state and on-line at MichiganLottery.com. A “Energy Play” possibility that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by as much as 10 instances to a most of $2 million could also be added to any Powerball play for less than $1. For an extra $1 per play, Double Play could also be added to a Powerball ticket, giving gamers a second probability to win as much as $10 million within the nightly Double Play drawing.

The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday and could also be watched stay on-line at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are offered in 45 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

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