“It was nice. It felt good. It was exciting." Chatham man wins big in Powerball play

Danny Gibson wins $150,000 in Powerball (Virginia Lottery)

CHATHAM, Va. (WSET) -- A Chatham man didn't take home the full prize in the Powerball but also didn't go home empty-handed.

The Virginia Lottery said Danny Gibson matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number in the drawing on March 24. Normally he would win $50,000, but he spent an extra dollar for the Power Play when he bought the ticket, so it tripled his prize to $150,000.

“It was nice. It felt good. It was exciting," he said. “Even if it was just a small prize, it would have been extra."

Gibson, a retired farmer, bought his winning ticket at the Apple Market on U.S. Highway 29 in Blairs.

The winning numbers in that drawing were 10-33-45-53-56, and the Powerball number was 24.

Powerball drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The odds of matching all six numbers to win the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million. The overall odds of winning any Powerball prize are 1 in 25.

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