On a rainy and gloomy Friday, two siblings were nothing short of a ray of sunshine as they anonymously claimed the $2 million Powerball ticket from last Wednesday’s drawing.
One of the siblings lives in Johnson County, while the other sibling lives out of state. The winners explained they hardly play Powerball, but when they saw the jackpot for the drawing was an estimated $768.4 million, they couldn’t pass up an opportunity to beat the odds.
“We are still shocked and in disbelief,” one of the siblings said.
“We bought four tickets. Three of the tickets were Quick Picks, and on the fourth ticket, the winning ticket, we actually picked the numbers,” the other sibling explained. “We used the random ages from people in our family to pick our numbers.”
The pair matched five-of-six total numbers, which would normally win $1 million, but because the players also bought the Power Play option for an additional $1, they doubled their prize from $1 million to $2 million.
The winning numbers in the March 27 drawing were 16, 20, 37, 44, 62, with a Powerball of 12. The winning jackpot ticket worth an estimated $768.4 million, with a cash option of $477 million, was sold in Wisconsin.
The $2 million winning ticket was sold at Murphy Express 8799 on 22770 West 56th Street in Shawnee. The retailer is eligible to receive a $1,000 bonus for selling the $2 million ticket.