Lala Singleton of Baton Rouge, Louisiana discovered she was the owner of a $1 million Powerball ticket after being tagged on a Facebook post this week.
Lala purchased the ticket from Charge Up 47 convenience store in her home town for the draw on 22nd June but had forgotten to check the results.
It was only when her sister in law tagged her in a post on Facebook that stated a $1 million Powerball ticket in Baton Rouge was waiting to be claimed that she decided to check her numbers.
"Once I checked my ticket, I just flipped out!” she said in the statement. “I made my boss and coworkers double check!”
"It’s been a stressful year,” Singleton said at lottery headquarters, where she claimed the prize. “It has just been one thing after another lately… but joy comes in the morning!”
Singleton will get around $710,000 after taxes. She plans to use the winnings to pay off all their debt, contribute to their children’s college funds and give some away to charity.
Powerball is played in 44 US states (plus D.C. and the US Virgin Islands), but you can join in from almost anywhere in the world by purchasing tickets online at theLotter.
TheLotter has been operating as a reputable ticket messenger service since 2002. They have paid out millions in lottery prizes, both big and small, to millions of players across the globe, and this number is rising by the day.
Once your ticket is purchased, it will be scanned, and you will be able to view your ticket online. You can do this through the app, in time for the draw on Wednesday and Saturday.