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.
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.
Congratulations to her!
Won Wednesday night, claimed by Friday. Didn't waste much time thinking about it.
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
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.
At least for once we not reading about a winning ticket ready to expire..huh RJ?
I wish her continued luck ......
but time will spin a most curious yarn soon enough
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.
Wonderful news for this wistful teenager!
Like Dave Ramsey says, "Strong Father, Strong Daughter".
Congrats on the win. Right out of the gate and already winning big.-weshar75
Hope she wisel invests in herself for her own future
"Chi ha danari, trova cugini. (He who has money finds many cousins.)
All resources have Sources
Best Wishes. Buna Fortuna
Eddessa_Knight with Lucky Light
Yes, I hope she does the wise thing.