Playing birth and anniversary dates for the record Powerball jackpot drawing paid off to the tune of $1 million for a Kansas City mom. Brenda Nolan claimed the prize from the Nov.28 drawing last week at the Lottery’s Independence office.
Nolan, a full-time mother to three children, purchased the winning ticket for the record drawing at Sunfresh, 2415 N.E. Vivion Road in Kansas City. She bought two plays: one using special dates; and one using Quick Pick. The combination of special dates was the winner. Those numbers were: 5, 16, 22, 23 and 29.
Nolan said they will probably use the prize money to pay off their mortgage.
Nolan is one of two players in Missouri who matched all five white-ball numbers in the record Powerball jackpot drawing to win the $1 million second-level prize. The other ticket was purchased in Joplin and recently claimed by Terri Bullard of Joplin.
Half of the record $587.5 million jackpot was won by Missouri players Mark and Cindy Hill of Dearborn.
To date, 27 Missouri players have won Powerball jackpot prizes, and this year alone, 12 players in Missouri have won $1 million by matching all five white-ball numbers in Powerball.