Woman accidentally finds Powerball jackpot ticket worth $100,000 in pile of papers

While going through some old files, a fortunate Virginia woman found a $100,000 winning Powerball ticket.

Remaining anonymous, the 75-year-old Springfield, Virginia resident picked up her win on Wednesday at the Maryland Lottery offices in Baltimore.

While the Powerball jackpot was still rising on July 19, she bought the winning ticket at Marlow Winghouse & Sports Grill in Temple Hills, Maryland. The Powerball finally concluded with a $1.08 billion victory by a single ticket holder in California.

She didn't remember to verify the ticket for a win until two months later, when she was going through some paperwork.

She rediscovered the ticket and said, "This is wonderful," to the Virginia Lottery. "I'm simply fortunate."

Despite her inability to recall the exact details of her ticket purchase, she told the Maryland Lottery that she had chosen random numbers. In spite of this, she won the $50,000 third-tier prize in the game after matching four normal numbers and the Powerball number.

She purchased a Power Play ticket as well as a Powerball ticket, and when the 2X multiplier was drawn, her prize increased to $100,000. In the Powerball drawing held on July 19, the winning numbers were 7, 10, 11, 13, and 24, with 24 serving as the Powerball number.

She intends to talk with her family about how to use the winnings when she deposits the money into her bank account.

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