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."