Massachusetts woman uses convenience store and race car numbers to win $1 million Powerball prize
a Massachusetts woman used the numbers of her favorite convenience store and race car to win a $1 million Powerball prize.
The woman, who has not been identified, bought the winning ticket at a Cumberland Farms convenience store in West Springfield.
The numbers she chose were 06, 12, 22, 23, and 45, with the Powerball number of 10.
The woman said she has been playing Powerball for years and always uses the same numbers.
The convenience store and race car are two of her favorite things,
so she decided to use those numbers for her ticket.
She said she was shocked when she realized she had won the $1 million prize.
She plans to use the money to pay off her bills and invest the rest.
This is not the first time someone has used creative numbers to win a lottery prize.
In 2016, a man in Florida won $1 million by using the numbers of his favorite football team,
the Miami Dolphins. And in 2017, a woman in New York won $2 million by using the numbers of her favorite pizza place.
The woman told lottery officials that she chose the numbers based on the address of the convenience store and the number of a race car that she likes.
She said she was "shocked" when she realized she had won the prize.
"I couldn't believe it," she said. "I kept thinking it was a mistake."
The woman said she plans to use the money to pay off her bills and help her family.
She is the second person to win a $1 million Powerball prize in Massachusetts in recent weeks.
In February, a man from Worcester won the prize.
The Powerball jackpot is currently at $20 million.
The next drawing will be held on Wednesday, March 8.