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Apr 25, 2013
Timberville woman wins $2 million in Powerball

Belinda Turman thought she had a winning Powerball ticket.Belinda Turman thought she had a winning Powerball ticket. She thought she might have matched some of the numbers. But the Timberville woman didn’t know how much she’d won until she checked the winning numbers and discovered she’d won a cool $2 million.

“I’m in shock,excited,” she later said.

Ms. Turman matched the first five numbers in the April 17 Powerball drawing. Normally that would win $1 million. But Ms. Thurman spent an extra dollar for Power Play when she bought her ticket. Power Play increased the prize to $2 million.