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Florence Powerball® Winner has Brush with the Jackpot
11/17/2017 11:00:41 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (November 17, 2017) – Before going to work this week, a Florence man traveled to Columbia to cash in a $100,000 winning Powerball® ticket.

“I’m happy,” he said of his win. “But all I can think about is that one number.”

If he’d matched just one more number on his ticket, a $100+ million jackpot would have been his along with an early retirement.

“I’m still going into work today,” he said with a smile.

His Powerball® quick pick matched four out of the five white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number drawn on Wednesday, November 15 (23, 32, 44, 48, 50 and Powerball® 25). His $50,000 win was doubled with the purchase of PowerPlay® for $1.

The odds of matching four white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number are 1 in 913,129. The odds of a 2X multiplier being selected are 1 in 1.79 when the jackpot is $150 million or less.

For selling the claimed ticket, Corner Pantry #110 in Columbia received a commission of $1,000.

The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball® drawing is $119 million.

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