Waterford, Michigan Man Has to Convince His Wife He’s Not Joking About Lottery Win
You've heard of the boy who cried wolf? A Michigan man who won a Powerball jackpot says his wife didn't believe him when he called to tell her about his windfall.
Clinton Llewelyn tells the Michigan Lottery that he plays the Powerball a few times a year and usually picks number combinations that represent family members' birthdays. That strategy paid off for the Waterford resident, as he won $200,800 on two tickets for the November 2 drawing.
Lots of Math, Lots of Multiplying
The 62-year-old matched four white balls and the Powerball on two tickets, which netted him $50,000. Thanks to the Power Play, both of his prizes were multiplied to $100,000.
But wait, there's more. Mr. Llewelyn also matched three white balls and the Powerball on four other tickets. Each of those tickets was a $100 winner and the Power Play meant that those prizes were multiplied to $200.
After all the math, Llewelyn scored $200,800 on one drawing.
His Wife Didn't Believe Him
Clinton says he discovered that he'd won when he went online to purchase a Mega Millions ticket. But his challenge was convincing his wife that he'd actually won.
"I logged in to my account to purchase a Mega Millions ticket," he said. "When I saw my account balance, I knew I’d won big on Powerball and I couldn’t believe it! I called my wife right away and she thought I was playing a joke on her.”
Llewelyn tells the Lottery he plans to invest his winnings.