Mega Millions Jackpot lottery generic

In this file photo, a customer picks numbers for the Mega Millions lottery at a convenience store in Chicago.

(FOX Carolina) -- An Easley couple woke up Powerball® winners, the South Carolina Education Lottery told media Friday.

The wife checked her ticket first thing in the morning and shook her husband awake to tell him they’d won $50,000.

“I hit three numbers and the Powerball® number,” she confessed.

“Wait a minute, I hit four numbers and the Powerball® number.”

The husband waited and asked, “Did you hit five numbers?”

The winning ticket she’s purchased on a whim from the Saikrupa Inc. on the Pelzer Hwy. in Easley matched four of the white ball numbers and the red Powerball® number drawn on Wednesday, May 8 (1, 45, 53, 64, 66 and Powerball: 3).

“It’s a good way to wake up,” the husband said.

Odds of winning $50,000 playing Powerball® are 1 in 913,129.

Saikrupa Easley received a commission of $500 for selling the claimed ticket.


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