TIMBERVILLE, Va. — A Virginia woman has claimed a $2 million Powerball prize.
“I’m in shock, excited,” Belinda Turman, of Timberville, said Thursday after picking up her check at the Food Lion store where she bought the lucky ticket. The store received a $10,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The Virignia Lottery said Turman matched the first five numbers in the April 17 Powerball drawing. Normally that would win $1 million, but Thurman spent an extra dollar for the Power Play option to double her prize.
If she had matched one more number, she would have won a jackpot estimated at $80 million.
Turman chose the Easy Pick option, allowing the computer to randomly pick the numbers. The winning numbers were 13-18-36-48-58 and Powerball number 28.
Turman said she hopes to use the money to buy a new house and take care of family members.
The Virginia Lottery said that since the beginning of the year, Virginians have won five $1 million prizes, Turman’s $2 million prize, and a $217 million jackpot in the Powerball game. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesday and Saturday nights.
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