A combination of family and friends’ birthdays won Sonya Grantham-Griffis of Garner a $100,000 Powerball prize.
Grantham-Griffis purchased her winning ticket, using her own numbers, from the Han-Dee Hugo on Benson Highway in Garner.
After the drawing, she went online to the lottery’s website to check her ticket and couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the winning numbers.
Grantham-Griffis’ $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on four of the white balls and the Powerball in Saturday’s drawing to win her $50,000. Her prize doubled to $100,000 when the 2X multiplier was drawn. The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are 1 in 913,129.
Grantham-Griffis claimed her prize Monday and took home $70,751 after required federal and state tax withholdings.
She plans to use the prize money to “fix up the house” and put the rest into savings.
No one won Saturday’s Powerball jackpot. The jackpot stands at $63 million as an annuity or $44.9 million cash for Wednesday’s drawing. The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292 million.