luck Woman: wins $1 million in the Powerball jackpot for the first time

A Michigan woman experienced beginner's luck when she won a $1 million Powerball prize while playing the lottery for the first time.

According to the Michigan Lottery, Joni Thompson matched the five white balls in the Powerball drawing on November 8th

 Which resulted in the million-dollar award. "I'd never played Powerball before, but when I saw the jackpot was over a billion dollars

 I decided to buy a ticket," Thompson explained. "I saw a social media post about a $1 million reward won in Mecosta County after the drawing

 So I went to the lottery site to write down the winning numbers and verify my ticket."

Thompson stated that she purchased her winning ticket at a Country Corner Supermarket in Stanwood, which is about 35 miles west of Mount Pleasant.