"I nearly fell off my chair!" said Rose White after discovering that the numbers on her Powerball Quick Pick ticket perfectly matched the first five numbers ? 05 ? 25 ? 30 ? 58 ? 59 ? (32) ? in the Wednesday August 7 drawing to win $1 million. White was at home when she checked the winning numbers on illinoislottery.com. "I must have read the date and the numbers and on my ticket at least five times!" The lucky Round Lake resident then paced up and down her driveway, waiting for her husband to come home so she could tell him the good news.
White has been an occasional Powerball player since the inception of the game more than three and a half years ago. "I buy a ticket here and there especially when the jackpots are really large, and I like to buy Quick Picks." She and her husband Dave have lived in Round Lake for 28 years. They have six children and 16 grandchildren. "The kids are so happy for us," she said. Plans for the winnings include sharing with their children, paying bills, investing and "helping others."
White bought her winning Powerball Quick Pick ticket at BP, 320 West Nippersink Road in Round Lake. Today, Illinois Lottery officials presented her an oversized $1million check and presented BP an oversized check for $10,000, their bonus for selling the winning ticket. White will receive $700,000 after required state and federal withholding.
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