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$1M winning Powerball ticket purchased in Corinth

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One Mississippi lottery player has become a millionaire after matching all five winning numbers during Monday night’s Powerball drawing, with the grand prize totaling $1 million.

The winning ticket, which was sold at Sprint Mart #27 in Corinth, had the winning numbers 16-30-31-54-68 with a Powerball of 1 and a Power Play of 2.

If the player had purchased the Power Play option for an additional dollar, it would have doubled their winnings to a total $2 million.

Officials with the Mississippi Lottery added that 23 players were given extra winnings of $2,500 at the Lottery Claims Center in March, with each individual being randomly selected to receive the Double-Luck prize money each day.

“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 the following cities:

  • Durant
  • Pascagoula
  • Boyle
  • Hattiesburg (2)
  • Columbus
  • Clinton
  • Scooba
  • Magnolia
  • Flowood
  • Jackson (2)
  • Coffeeville
  • Pace
  • Eupora
  • Terry
  • Laurel
  • Canton
  • Louisville
  • McComb
  • Petal
  • Marion
  • Mobile, Alabama

The jackpot for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing has risen to an estimated $385 million with an estimated cash value of $203.8 million, while the jackpot for the Mississippi Match 5 is an estimated $319,000.

Wednesday night’s jackpot for the Powerball drawing is now at an estimated $170 million with a cash value of $90.4 million.

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