Greenbrier Woman Claims $200,000 Powerball Prize; Mega Millions Climbs to $820 Million for Tuesday’s Drawing
A Greenbrier woman received a winning Powerball® lottery ticket as a gift and ended up with a $200,000 prize. Cally Krisell recently claimed her lottery prize at the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery (ASL) Claim Center.
Her stepdad purchased the ticket at the Flash Market #7406, 481 US-65 N. in Clinton, for the July 17 drawing. The winning numbers were white balls 5, 8, 9, 17 and 41, with the Powerball being 21. The multiplier was four.
Krisell's stepdad matched the four white balls and the Powerball number. However, since he paid the additional $1 for the Power Play® option, the $50,000 prize was increased to $200,000.
"My stepdad plays the numbers of me and my daughter's birthdates," Krisell told lottery officials. "We always had a running joke that if he won big, he would give me the winning ticket."
Krisell was at home when she received a surprise visit from her stepdad, stating he had something important to tell her. Little did she know that their joke had become a reality.
"He stated he had good and bad news," Krisell said. "He gave me the bad news first – I must start paying my own phone bill. The good news – I have money to pay it with, and then he gave me the lottery ticket!"
Krisell first told her husband about the win. She plans to put her lottery prize toward home improvements and a family vacation.
The Mega Millions® jackpot is $820 million for tomorrow night's drawing at 10 p.m. If the jackpot is hit, it will be the fifth-largest jackpot win in Mega Millions history. The last Mega Millions jackpot hit was for $20 million on April 18.
The Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing after no ticket matched all six numbers drawn last Friday night – white balls 29, 40, 47, 50 and 57, plus the Megaball® 25. However, a ticket worth $20,000 was sold at Cash's #4468, 111 E. Church St. in Warren, for the July 21 drawing. The winner has yet to claim their prize.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 each, with the option to purchase the Megaplier® for an additional dollar, which will multiply any non-jackpot prizes won. Players can select their five numbers and the Megaball or buy a Quick Pick for randomly generated numbers.
Tickets are available for purchase at an Arkansas Scholarship Lottery retailer or on the Jackpocket app.
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