A Michigan resident stumbled upon a life-changing $4 million lottery jackpot when his preferred game was unavailable.
The 75-year-old retiree from Virginia plans to deposit the money directly to her bank account.
I Won $37 Million in the Lottery. The Money Wrecked My Relationship With My Mom and I Got Scammed By My Best Friend.
"I hardly slept for two years because of the adrenaline — and all the phone calls."
Thirty-one-year-old Edwin Castro took his winnings as a lump sum.
The winner has the option to receive the full amount dispensed over 29 annual payments or opt for a lump-sum, valued at approximately $783 million before taxes.
The new jackpot would exceed the current Mega Millions record of $1.537 billion.
After 38 consecutive drawings without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has reached an astonishing $1 billion, one of the highest in U.S. history.
The combined Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1 billion this weekend. Are you in?
'I Am Just Floored': Woman Discovers She Won $1 Million Lottery Prize While Checking Her Email at Work
Initially, she thought the email was a scam, but went to lottery headquarters and walked away with a six-figure check after taxes.
Massachusetts Father-Son Duo Slammed With Nearly 10-Year Prison Sentence for Perpetrating an 'Elaborate' $20 Million Lottery Scheme
The "ten-percenting" scam cost more than $6 million in federal tax loss and affects 40 licensed lottery sellers across the state.
Woman Wins Lottery After Clearing Life Savings For Daughter's Cancer Treatment: 'The Best Winning Lottery Story'
Geraldine Gimblet of Lakeland, Florida, was in for the surprise of her life when she bought a scratch-off ticket at her local convenience store.
A Florida Woman Was Scammed Out $11,000 By People Claiming to be Arizona Lottery Winners. Now She Wants Justice.
Diana Izurieta lost big after receiving a text she was randomly selected to earn $90,000.
The odds of winning were roughly one in 303 million.
A Man Who Won $30 Million from the Chinese Lottery Says He'll Keep It Secret from His Wife and Child in Case It Makes Them Lazy
He donned a bright yellow costume to accept his winnings — it is traditional in China for lottery winners to claim their prizes in costume so they can remain anonymous.