The Virginia Lottery is here with another huge announcement where a lucky player has won huge prize money of $2,000,000. The lottery officials have confirmed that the lucky player, Larry Baier had opted to go for the Powerball Lottery game.
Although it was just another attempt from Baier to try and see if his luck turns to his side, his attempt did end up becoming a blessing for him.
In a matter of a day, the layer is now among the list of millionaires in Powerball Lottery’s history as well as in Suffolk, Virginia.
The Virginia Lottery, one of the state lotteries from the United States, supporting Powerball has shared some details about the lottery prize and the ticket numbers that yield Baier as the new millionaire.
The lottery operator has confirmed the ticket that Baier purchased was for the Powerball Lottery draw held back on March 20, 2021. Fortunately, the ticket Baier had purchased was lucky enough to have match the first five primary numbers but not the red Powerball number.
Still, the odds were in Baier’s favor and he ended up bagging a two million dollar prize. The surprising part about Baier’s win is that initially, he had won prize money of $1,000,000. However, Baier has another common practice while purchasing lottery tickets, which is to always spend an extra dollar.
The officials revealed that Baier confirmed he always spends $1 adding a Power Play option to the ticket. This option adds a multiplier option to the ticket that starts from 2X and goes all the way up to 10X.
Therefore, the multiplier option that Baier had added was 2X and that is exactly what was taken out during the Saturday night’s draw. This resulted in Baier being able to double his win and instead of $1,000,000; he ended up winning $2,000,000.
For your reference, the first five primary numbers for the draw were 61-42-22-6-1 while the red Powerball came up with a “4” number.
The Powerball Lottery officials have also revealed the name and address of the store that sold the million-dollar prize-winning ticket to Baier from Suffolk.
The name of the store that Baier visits regularly to buy Powerball Lottery tickets is 7-Eleven, which is located at 1125 Wilroy Road, Suffolk.
The owner of the store and the entire staff were extremely excited and filled with joy when they were informed Baier had won the $2 million prize. However, what shot their excitement through the roof was when they were informed they were also entitled to a $10,000 bonus commission for selling the ticket.
Baier on the other hand was extremely excited about the win and he broke the news of them becoming millionaires to his wife during breakfast. The player stated that the first thing they need to do is buy themselves a new car and pay off the mortgage on their house.