Powerball ticket nets $1M for Stockbridge woman

A Stockbridge woman claimed one of Georgia’s three winning $1 million Powerball tickets Thursday.

Jennifer Pierce of McDonough purchased her Quik Pik ticket at Conyers Food Mart, 1400 Old Conyers Road in Stockbridge.

The Powerball drawing, with a $448 million jackpot, was Wednesday. But it wasn’t until she stopped for coffee at the store Thursday that she learned she was a winner.

“I couldn’t believe it. I called my daughter,” said Pierce, 53. “My daughter looked it up on the computer and said, ‘It looks like $1 million.’”

Excited about her lottery win, the grandmother of three has no plans at the moment for her windfall.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet,” Pierce said.

Two additional winning tickets with $1 million prizes in Georgia were sold in Peachtree City and Pooler.

Winners in Georgia have 180 days from the draw date to claim prizes.

Winning numbers from Wednesday’s Powerball drawing were: 5-25-30-58-59 and the Powerball was 32.

The jackpot for Saturday’s drawing is an estimated $40 million to a single annuity winner.

Powerball tickets are $2 per play. Players can add the Power Play feature for an additional $1 per play to multiply non-jackpot prize winnings.