MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - A Marquette woman is looking forward to an earlier retirement after winning $100,000 playing Powerball, according to a news release Wednesday from the Michigan Lottery.
Gail Zorza, 62, matched four white balls and the Powerball - 10-11-47-55-58 PB: 26 - Saturday to win $50,000. Thanks to the Powerplay, her prize was multiplied by two for a $100,000 prize. She bought her winning ticket at Cal's Party Store, located at 123 Genesee Street in Marquette. Zorza and her husband own the store.
"My husband and I have a set of numbers we play for each drawing," said Zorza. "My husband saw the numbers after the drawing and then went to check them at the store. When he called to tell me the ticket was a winner I had a hard time believing him.
"I'm going to get my husband a new truck and then save the rest for my retirement. I have been slowly cutting my hours back, and now I will be able to stop working even sooner!"
Zorza visited Lottery headquarters Tuesday to claim her big prize.
Powerball plays may be purchased for $2 each at Lottery retailers across the state and online at MichiganLottery.com. A "Power Play" option that multiplies non-jackpot prizes by up to 10 times to a maximum of $2 million may be added to any Powerball play for only $1.
The Powerball drawing takes place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com. Powerball tickets are sold in 44 states, Washington D.C., U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.