Indian retiree wins huge Powerball prize
Indian woman takes home $1 000 000 Powerball prize
Another Indian player that got lucky plating the Powerball lottery is Sixty-two-year-old Ushakiran Patel. On March 7, 2018, Mrs Patel joins the ranks of the many earlier Indian Powerball winners but the size of her win sticks out.
The retiree matched the first five numbers giving here the second prize win of $1 000 000. The winning numbers on March 7 were 06-13-19-36-51 and Powerball number 18.
The winner said she chose the numbers at random through the quick pick option. As an infrequent lottery player, Mrs Patel really got lucky!
The winner said she doesn’t know what she would spend her money on but that it gave her a well deserved extra boost as a retiree.
The $1 000 000 Powerball second prize is awarded as a one-time lump sum payment. Mrs Patel collected a total of $633 040 after mandatory withholdings and taxes.
Mrs Patel is not alone as a big Powerball winner of Indian heritage. The originally American now international lottery has smiled favourably on desi players for a long while. Previous winners include Nandall Mangall, an Indian player that won the Powerball jackpot of more than Rs. 1744 crores!
With the growing popularity of Powerball in India, we can only expect to see more desi winners!
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