#powerball Allegheny County Man Wins on Powerball Playing His 'Regular' Numbers

July 25th, 2013

John Opferman of Pittsburgh has been playing the same set of Powerball numbers since the game debuted in Pennsylvania. In mid-May, playing those numbers at the Shop N Save in Castle Shannon brought him a $40,000 win. "I played a little extra that night because the Powerball jackpot was high," John said. "But I made sure to play my regular numbers – and those were the numbers that won." The morning after the drawing, John checked his numbers online at palottery.com. "I saw I had matched the Powerball number… looked further, and saw I had also matched four out of five (numbers)!" John's prize was $40,000 because he had purchased the Power Play option. Without it, his prize would have been $10,000. As family members visited throughout the day, John showed his ticket to each of them. "My nieces and nephews all thought I was kidding – they thought Uncle John was up to his tricks again," he chuckled.

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