Lucky Kansas City woman wins big in the New Year. Powerball ticket brings her $50,000 prize

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Kansas City, Missouri – A Kansas City woman kicked off 2024 with a $50,000 win from a Powerball ticket.

The Missouri Lottery shared that the woman had unknowingly kept the winning ticket in her purse for almost a month. She recalled purchasing it on December 4, 2023, and since then, it has been tucked away in her purse.

She recounted buying the ticket at a QuikTrip located at NW 68th Street and 169 Highway, following a breakfast outing. It wasn’t until several weeks later that she remembered to check the ticket.

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She described the moment she realized she was the lucky winner to the Missouri Lottery, saying, “While chatting with my daughter, I checked the winning numbers. I realized I had matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball. What a way to start the new year!”

The winning numbers for the December 4 draw were 18, 19, 27, 28, and 45, with a Powerball number of 9.

The lucky winner plans to spend part of her winnings on new kitchen appliances, she told the Missouri Lottery.

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