ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A St. Louis County resident won $100,000 from a PowerBall Power Play prize in the April 10 drawing. This winner uses the same set of numbers every time they play, and this time it paid off big.

The winning ticket was purchased at Country Club Express Wash, located at 17195 Chesterfield Airport Road in Chesterfield. The prize was claimed at the Lottery’s St. Louis office on April 29.

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The ticket matched the Powerball and four of the five white-ball numbers, resulting in a win of $50,000. Because they also played the Power Play option, the prize doubled to $100,000 when the Power Play number drawn was 2. The winning numbers on April 10 were 6, 7, 12, 24, and 36, with a Powerball number of 15.

“I knew I had won something since I matched the Powerball, but I wasn’t sure what,” they explained. “The reaction at the store where I checked the ticket was priceless. The clerk scanned the ticket and then had to ask their coworkers, ‘Am I reading this right?’”

Powerball is a $2 per play multi-state Draw Game with drawings held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays around 10 p.m. This Wednesday’s jackpot is an estimated $59 million.

The odds of winning a Powerball jackpot are approximately 1 in 292.2 million, while the likelihood of securing Mega Millions’ top prize is even slimmer, at about 1 in 302.6 million.

State-run games typically favor the house, ensuring profitability for the organizers. Various lottery games boast different rules, odds, and prize structures, influencing the likelihood of winning.

Typically, the chances of winning a prize, even if it’s a small one, outweigh the odds of hitting the jackpot.