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VA woman wins $2 million jackpot

By Derek Stetzler, Producer, dstetzler@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 26 2013 07:28:19 AM CDT

According to the Associated Press, a Timberville woman has claimed a $2 million Powerball prize.

The Virginia Lottery says Belinda Turman bought a ticket matching the first five numbers in the April 17 Powerball drawing. Normally that would win $1 million, but Thurman spent an extra dollar for the Power Play option to double her prize.

If she had matched one more number, she would have won a jackpot estimated at $80 million.

Turman allowed the computer to pick the numbers when she bought the ticket at a Food Lion store in Timberville. She returned to the store Thursday to receive her check

Turman said she hopes to use the money to buy a new house and take care of family members.