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Father Wins $100,000 Virginia Lottery Prize After Daughter Convinces Him To Play Powerball

1 year ago

After being persuaded by his daughter to try his luck at winning the $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot in November 2022, a Virginian father who had almost decided against playing the lottery went on to win $100,000.

Salvador Gomez nearly skipped the Nov. 2, 2022, Powerball drawing, but his daughter insisted that he participate, and he ended up taking home a $100,000 prize.

When the possibility of winning a massive $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot had lottery enthusiasts all around the nation giddy with anticipation, Gomez was uninterested. However, his daughter had different ideas.

She said to the Virginia Lottery, "I got him to play. I purchased the tickets after receiving some cash from him.

She went to Spencer's Express on Centralia Road in North Chesterfield and purchased a total of seven Powerball tickets.

By the time the entire world learned that a single ticket in California had won the Powerball jackpot, which was then $2 billion, they had also learned that they had been holding onto a $100,000 winning ticket the entire time.

Their ticket included four matching numbers plus the Powerball number, which was drawn on November 2, 2022. The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 22, 35, and 60, with the Powerball number being 23. That would typically result in a third-tier reward of $50,000, but Gomez's daughter added an extra $1 to purchase the Power Play option, increasing his prize to $100,000.Gomez responded by saying he intends to support his family and even go on vacation with the winnings.

On the Powerball Game Detail page and the Powerball Prize Payouts page at The Lottery Lab, you can find a complete list of payout amounts as well as the official drawing video for the drawing that took place on November 2.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Powerball drawings are held.

The Lottery Lab publishes Powerball lottery results shortly after the drawing. The website offers detailed information about the most popular multi-state lottery games in the US, Mega Millions, Cash4Life, Lucky For Life and Powerball, and other state lotteries to lottery participants. Also, you get the option of playing live lottery and getting the prize amounts directly in your pockets.


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