$50,000 Powerball Win? Maybe My Parents Played in My Account!

There is nothing more satisfying to us at theLotter than informing one of our players that they won a big lottery prize. We had a chance to experience this once again when we called Florian P. from southwest France and told him that he won $50,000 while playing Powerball online. Not only was he surprised to learn that he had won, but we were surprised when he told us who had actually purchased the winning ticket!

Florian has only been playing at theLotter for one month, but he has already scored a big win. How did Florian discover our site? What numbers did he play? Read his answers below and you’ll quickly see what can happen when you play the lottery online at theLotter.

"I’m on Cloud Nine"

When we called to congratulate Florian for having won the $50,000 third division prize in Powerball, he didn’t know what we were talking about.

"Did you play the draw on 27 October, 2018?" we asked.

"Er, no," the startled customer replied. "Maybe it was my parents. We often have accounts in common."

The fact that he (and his parents) had won $50,000, quickly sunk in.

"That's very good news. It's hard to believe!"

The Powerball numbers drawn were:

  • 8121319274

And the numbers on Florian's ticket were:

  • 481213274

If the 4 on Florian's ticket had been a 19, he would have won the Powerball jackpot! Still, winning $50,000 is quite an achievement!

"We're on cloud nine," Florian said. "I'm on cloud nine!"

French Powerball winner's winning ticket

You Have to Persevere

We asked Florian to tell us more about himself, and about his parents who apparently played at theLotter without his knowledge.

"I'm the manager of a personal care service company here in France and my parents are in West Africa. It was my father who asked me to play when the Mega Millions jackpot was worth more than a billion euros. We did not win. And then my father told me, 'You have to persevere. Replay the same numbers.'"

"How did you choose those numbers?" we asked.

"My parents have been playing them for 20 years. They are numbers that are important to them. They are numbers that speak to us - birth dates, years, and so on. These numbers actually speak to us a lot more now!"

"What brought you to theLotter?"

"A friend of mine, my best friend who lives in New York. I asked him how to play the lottery from abroad and he told me about your site, saying it was the simplest."

"Well, you can thank him now."

"Yes, I will thank him. I will call him right away!"

Congratulations to Florian and to his parents, for winning such an amazing Powerball prize. Their perseverance of playing the same numbers, draw after draw, certainly paid off!

Do you want to be the next big Powerball winner? Purchase your Powerball tickets today in time for the next draw!