3/17/2010 - 9:04 AM
Four Mississippi Coworkers Claim $200,000 Powerball Prize
Jill Ross of Richland, Miss., and three of her coworkers at Federal Express have bragging rights around the office after they claimed a $200,000 match-5 Powerball prize from the March 10 drawing.
|Jill Ross of Richland, Miss., has a reason to smile after she claimed a $200,000 match-5 Powerball prize at the Lottery’s Monroe office on behalf of three of her coworkers.
Ross, who claimed the prize on behalf of coworkers Joseph Little of Madison, Miss., Scott Adair of Brandon, Miss., and Walter Robertson of Florence, Miss., explained that she and her friends were competing against another group of Federal Express employees to see which group would be the first to win a Powerball prize.
"It feels absolutely exhilarating to win," exclaimed Ross. "I had to call everyone else in our group to make sure this was really happening and then I just started screaming."
Ross shared that while she's unsure what her coworkers have planned for their winnings, she will be spending some of her share on a birthday party for herself. She turns 37 next week.
The group's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers drawn, but missed the red Powerball number to win $200,000 for the March 10 drawing.
Ross purchased her winning ticket from Delta Discount on Highway 193 in Delta. The store will receive a one-time bonus of $2,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The winning numbers for the March 10 Powerball drawing were 17-21-37-41-50 and the Powerball number was 01.
Ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. The Lottery encourages anyone who may have a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll free 1-877-770-7867 for help.
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