“It seems to me that she has brought me my luck.”
Brenda Gomez Hernandez, a 28-year-old housewife and North Carolina resident, hit $100,000 with the Powerball the same day she gave birth to a girl, an unusual moment that was marked in US lottery history on November 9.
Brenda Gomez Hernandez #concord won $100,000 #powerball Reward just hours after giving birth to the baby girl. Hernandez said, “I think she brought me my luck.” “I am very grateful.” Her $3 Quick Pick ticket was from QuickTrip on Warren C. Coleman Blvd. https://t.co/hlgGTQgzLk pic.twitter.com/8NPIH08AAJ
– NC Education Lottery (@nclottery) December 1, 2022
Powerball and the North Carolina Education Lottery revealed in a press release that the young mother won the juicy prize just hours after her offspring came into the world.
“When I found out, I cried,” he said. “I have two kids and I used their birthdays to choose my numbers.”
The ticket cost only $3 at the QuikTrip convenience store located on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard in downtown Concord. He matched the numbers on the four white balls and the Powerball to win $50,000 in the November 9 draw. When the 2X Power Play multiplier is revealed the prize is doubled to $100,000.
After taxes were withheld, Brenda took home $65,015. A portion of that money will be used for your home payment.