Birthdays lead to $100,000 Powerball winning for Chesterfield family
CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Family birthdays paid off for Norma Hines of North Chesterfield in Wednesday's record-breaking Powerball drawing. She matched four of the first five numbers, plus the Powerball number, to win $100,000.
When Hines saw the winning numbers, she gave the ticket to her husband, Walter, of 35 years.
Hines actually thought she won $50,000, Virginia Lottery officials said Thursday, but she spent an extra dollar for Power Play that doubled her prize.
"She just about had a heart attack," said the couple's daughter Keondra after learning about the prize value.
Hines bought a ticket at the 7-Eleven at 4718 Jefferson Davis Highway.
The Richmond area was home to two $50,000 winners from Wednesday's drawing, which reached $1.6 billion. Those tickets were sold at Minit Mart Food Store on Courthouse Road and the 7-Eleven on North Arch Road.
In Wednesday's drawing, more than 700,000 Powerball tickets purchased in Virginia won prizes. That includes two tickets that each won $1 million, four tickets that each won $100,000 and 20 tickets that each won $50,000. The winning numbers were 4-8-19-27-34 and a Powerball of 10.
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