The lucky ticket holder matched four of the winning numbers plus the Powerball in the drawing on Saturday August 13. The numbers drawn were 19, 24, 35, 43 and 62, with a Powerball of 2.
Ordinarily, this prize would be worth $50,000, but the player had opted to include Power Play on their ticket so their payout was multiplied by an incredible 10 times.
“We love seeing a win like this,” said Mississippi Lottery Corporation (MLC) President Jeff Hewitt. “This is a great example of how choosing the multiplier can really increase a player’s winnings!”
The ticket was purchased from Broadway Mart on South Broadway in McComb. The winner now has 180 days from the draw date to come forward and claim their prize.
Mississippi has yet to create a jackpot winner in Powerball or Mega Millions, but has created a number of big winners at lower levels and in state games such as Match 5. In June, a woman from Columbus claimed a Match 5 jackpot of $542,292.
How Power Play Works
Power Play is an optional feature that Powerball players can add to their tickets for an extra $1. If you win a non-jackpot prize, it means your payout will be boosted.
The extent to which a prize will be boosted depends on which Power Play multiplier is selected. The Power Play number is picked in its own separate draw. It can be either 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X.
The 10X multiplier is only available when the jackpot is an estimated $150 million or below. It is the least likely multiplier to be drawn, but appeared in Saturday’s draw to reward those winners who had added Power Play.
If you match five numbers without the Powerball, your payout is always doubled to $2 million with Power Play regardless of which multiplier is selected.
Powerball continues every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday night, and you can see the latest numbers straight after every draw to find out if you are a winner.