ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — While many Powerball players will be buying tickets hoping to win Saturday night’s $800 million-plus jackpot, a Florida woman cashed in a winning ticket from July worth $10 million.
According to a news release from the Florida Lottery, Laura Barnes, 55, of St. Petersburg, won the big prize in Powerball’s Double Play Draw game.
The winning ticket matched all five white balls -- 2-5-20-26-31 -- and the Powerball number of 13 from the Double Play drawing held on July 6, according to lottery officials.
The Double Play game is an add-on feature that allows players to win up to $10 million in a drawing held after the Powerball numbers are selected, lottery officials said. Players use the same numbers they used for Powerball, and by spending an additional $1 they qualify for the Double Play jackpot.
Barnes’ Double Play Quick Pick ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in St. Petersburg, WFLA-TV reported. She is Florida’s second person to claim the top prize in the Double Play promotion, according to WTSP-TV.
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