Double-Luck winner surprise in March
JACKSON, MISS. – One Mississippi Lottery player matched all five white ball winning numbers to win $1 million in last night’s Powerball® drawing, and 23 players ran into extra luck while claiming their prizes at the Lottery Claims Center in March.
A ticket sold at Sprint Mart #27 in Corinth for the drawing matched all five white ball winning numbers. The player did not purchase the Power Play option for an additional dollar, or they would have won $2 million.
The winning Powerball numbers from last night’s drawing were: 16-30-31-54-68 with a Powerball of 1 and a Power Play of 2.
Double-Luck Winner Surprise
During the month of March, some winners visiting headquarters were pleasantly surprised when they received an additional $2,500 as they collected their winnings. The Mississippi Lottery rolled the dice each morning determining what number visitor would be the recipient of the Double-Luck additional prize money.
“To show our players how much we appreciate them, we decided to add in a fun surprise during the month of March. Each day, one visitor to headquarters was given an unexpected $2,500 on top of whatever amount they were collecting,” said Mississippi Lottery President Jeff Hewitt. “Players loved it!”
Winners of the additional cash were from: Durant, Pascagoula, Boyle, Hattiesburg (2), Columbus, Clinton, Scooba, Magnolia, Flowood, Jackson (2), Coffeeville, Pace, Eupora, Terry, Laurel, Canton, Louisville, McComb, Petal, Marion and Mobile, Ala.
Tonight’s jackpot for the Mega Millions® drawing is up to an estimated $385 million with an estimated cash value of $203.8 million; while the jackpot for Mississippi Match 5 is an estimated $319,000. The jackpot for the Wednesday, April 5, Powerball drawing is up to an estimated $170 million with an estimated cash value of $90.4 million.