Bolivar, Mo. -- (1/22/2018) When Ima Jean Sanders checked her Powerball ticket, she couldn’t believe her luck. The Bolivar resident matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number in the Jan. 3 drawing to win $50,000. The winning numbers were 2, 18, 37, 39, 42, and the Powerball number was 12.
Sanders said this is the first time she’s won anything.
“Oh, no, no, I just won the Lottery,” Sanders exclaimed, after she realized she had a winning ticket. “I looked and looked. I’m so tickled.”
She purchased her winning Powerball ticket at a Fast n’ Friendly in Bolivar.
Sanders said she is planning a vacation. “I want to go to Florida. I’ve never seen the ocean. I’ve never been out of the Midwest,” she shared.