Hobbs couple claims a $2 million Powerball prize

December 7, 2012 • State News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Lottery officials say a couple from Hobbs has claimed a $2 million prize from a recent Powerball game.

Joe and Lisa Woodruff say they didn’t know their winning [auth] ticket was worth that much until they arrived Thursday at lottery headquarters in Albuquerque.

Their ticket for the Powerball’s Nov. 28 drawing matched five numbers to win $1 million. The prize doubled because the Woodruffs added a $1 Power Play feature to their ticket. Power Play multiplies non-jackpot prizes.

Until now, the Woodruffs say the most they had ever won in the lottery was $7.

The couple used family birthdates and anniversaries as the numbers for their ticket. They missed getting a share of the record $587 million jackpot by not matching the Powerball number.

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