N.D. resident wins $200,000 in PowerballOn Wednesday night, North Dakota scored another big-winning Match Five Powerball prize, worth $200,000.
On Wednesday night, North Dakota scored another big-winning Match Five Powerball prize, worth $200,000. This is the third time in three months that a Powerball Match Five prize was won in North Dakota. The latest winning ticket, sold at Wally’s Supermarket in Grafton, was claimed at the lottery headquarters in Bismarck yesterday.
The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, played the lottery even before it came to North Dakota. “I used to have people buy Powerball tickets for me in South Dakota before the lottery came to North Dakota,” said the winner.
The couple plans to hand out some generous Christmas presents to their children and will save the rest for retirement.
“My wife always asked me, ‘why do you keep buying those tickets?’ Well, now she won’t be saying that anymore,” said the winner.
The first $200,000 winning ticket was purchased for the Aug. 1 draw at Sunmart, located at 3175 25 St. in Fargo, and the second winning ticket was purchased for the Sept. 2 draw at Osgood Hornbachers in Fargo. None of the winning tickets was purchased with Power Play. If a Powerball Match Five Prize is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra dollar, it is worth one million dollars, no matter what the multiplier is. Although the winning ticket was not purchased with Power Play, the winner said he feels blessed to win the $200,000 Powerball prize.
Because the Powerball jackpot also was hit on Wednesday, the jackpot returns to $20 million for Saturday’s drawing.