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.