COLLIN COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The holidays will certainly be a lot more jolly for one person in North Texas who is now a millionaire.
Someone bought a Powerball ticket in Plano that matched all 5 numbers. The ticket, sold at the RaceTrac on Legacy Drive, would have only been worth $1 million, but the buyer paid extra to “power play” — which increased the winning ticket value to $2 million.READ MORE: State Fair Taking Extra Measures To Keep Guests Safe
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The winning numbers for the December 18 Powerball drawing were: 14-18-26-39-68 and the Powerball was 9.
The winning ticket in Plano was a Quick Pick and the buyer chose a power play x2 option that multiplied the winning amount by 2. Buyers have the option of purchasing multipliers for up to 10X the winning ticket amount.MORE NEWS: State Fair Offers Hundreds Of Free Acts, Shows And Exhibits
Powerball drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday. Tickets cost $2 (without any multiplier options), and the sales time cut off in Texas is 9:00 p.m. — about an hour and 15 minutes before the actual drawing.