A record jackpot inspires a future Powerball millionaire
US Powerball Lottery Millionaire: B.U. from the UK was one of many around the globe who watched as USA Megamillions set a world record with a $656 million jackpot in March 2012. A record that stood until USA Powerball’s $1.6 billion jackpot in January 2016.
The Megamillions frenzy inspired B.U. to seek out ways to buy US lottery tickets online. A month after USA Megamillions’ historic win, B.U. joined theLotter and immediately started to play Powerball online. His dream of becoming a Powerball millionaire quickly became a reality when the lucky player won US Powerball’s second place $1 million prize after playing just five entries in the lottery’s 2012/32 draw on 21 April 2012!
During an interview after his windfall, the lucky winner confessed, “One of the things that got me interested is that I heard about the Mega Millions on the radio. That got me interested in American lotteries, and that’s what led to me going on the internet to find out how to play.
B.U. never questioned why play the lottery online. He purchased his winning ticket with a subscription entry which automatically entered him into Powerball’s exciting bi-weekly draws. Placing his faith in Lady Luck, B.U. used the Quick Pick option that randomly selected numbers for him – a decision he would certainly be thankful for, as five draws later these numbers turned him into a Powerball millionaire!
Rules changes create a new Powerball millionaire
theLotter’s customer support team immediately contacted B.U. following the draw, the prize-winning British player, whose identity will remain anonymous, reported that it took some time to recover from the shock and accept the windfall was truly his! “I thought it was a joke,” B.U. said. However, after the customer support team confirmed that he was indeed a Powerball millionaire the Sunday after the draw, B.U. was finally able to enjoy the win. In his words, “I was certainly woken up properly that day!”
B.U.’s numbers weren’t the only lucky thing, his timing was as well. In January 2012, US Powerball officials instituted important changes that would shape the amount of B.U.’s new fortune. Before 15 January 2012, second-place winners were only allotted $200,000. However, with the new set of US Powerball prize category rules in place, B.U. was able to take home five times that amount with five correct guesses!
The only downside? Had B.U. Taking one more step and clicking the Power Play multiplier option, he would have doubled his $1 million win to an even more impressive $2 million prize!
A winning journey from the UK to the US
B.U. enjoyed a trip to Florida, where the winner picked up his ticket from theLotter’s local office and claimed his winnings. Upon returning home, B.U. made a smart decision and chose to consult a financial advisor in order to make sure that he and his wife enjoy their newfound fortune for as long as possible!
B.U. was happy with his new millionaire status, but said he would continue to play in the hopes of winning an even bigger prize someday! When asked what he would tell fellow lotto players, he said with a laugh, “Not to give up because you never know when the big one will come. It will always come as a surprise!”