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18-year-old wins $1M Powerball prize

Feb 4, 2017, 10:57 am

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SOMERSET, Ky. — An 18-year-old Kentucky woman has won $1 million from Wednesday night's Powerball drawing.

Tanya Herrera, 18, of Campbellsville, Kentucky, won by matching the five white-ball winning numbers on her ticket but not the Powerball.

The computer-generated quick pick ticket chose 22 as her Powerball number, but 10 is what was drawn for the $206 million jackpot.

Herrera, who was in Somerset visiting her father, says she doesn't have much experience playing the lottery.

After checking the winning numbers on the internet, her dad suggested she go to the store to check it.

"I really didn't know what to do," Herrera said. "I scanned it myself and when I saw $1 million pop up on the machine, I thought it was broken."

Herrera says she'll use some of her winnings toward college tuition and is considering attending Western Kentucky University.

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Posted: February 4, 2017, 11:34 am - IP Logged

Due to HIPPAA I can't say too much about this, but will ask one family @ work if they are related! 

 

Congratulations just the same, I think it is about 670K after all the taxes.  Seems like she has her head in the right direction and not blowing it all.

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    Posted: February 4, 2017, 11:41 am - IP Logged

    Congratulations to her!

    I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the PB to win the largest PB jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars! I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the largest Mega Millions jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!

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      Posted: February 4, 2017, 11:43 am - IP Logged

      Won Wednesday night, claimed by Friday.   Didn't waste much time thinking about it.

       * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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        Posted: February 4, 2017, 11:46 am - IP Logged

        If she is smart enough and Learns to invest it correctly and those with the principal and interest she never have to work again in her life

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          Posted: February 4, 2017, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

          I hope she gets a degree and maybe a post college degree as well. It is not enough to live on but she could buy her first home and invest the rest. Retire by 40.

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            Posted: February 4, 2017, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

            Won Wednesday night, claimed by Friday.   Didn't waste much time thinking about it.

            At least for once we not reading about a winning ticket ready to expire..huh RJ?

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              Posted: February 4, 2017, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

              Skeptical I wish her continued luck ...... 

              but time will spin a most curious yarn soon enough

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                Posted: February 4, 2017, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

                If she is smart enough and Learns to invest it correctly and those with the principal and interest she never have to work again in her life

                You never have to work again either. It just depends on what you want the rest of your life to be like. If she nets 650k and never works again she'll be lucky to  scrape by on a modest income and not run out of money long before she dies. OTOH, if she works for a living and keeps it invested she could guarantee an early and comfortable retirement.

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                  Posted: February 4, 2017, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                  Wonderful news for this wistful teenager! Banana

                  Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

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                    Posted: February 4, 2017, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Wonderful news for this wistful teenager! Banana

                    I Agree! Like Dave Ramsey says, "Strong Father, Strong Daughter".

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                      Posted: February 4, 2017, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

                      Congrats on the win.  Right out of the gate and already winning big.-weshar75

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                        Posted: February 4, 2017, 7:31 pm - IP Logged

                        Congrats on the win.  Right out of the gate and already winning big.-weshar75

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                        Many CONGRATS Party

                        Hope she wisel invests in herself for her own future

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                          Posted: February 4, 2017, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

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                          Yes, I hope she does the wise thing.

                          • Don't chase the numbers you play.
                          • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
                          • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                                     (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
                          • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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                            Posted: February 5, 2017, 8:46 am - IP Logged

                            Congratulations Smile

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