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Woman tosses $10K Powerball ticket, reclaims it

Woman tosses $10K Powerball ticket, reclaims it

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 41-year-old woman from Greensburg says she initially threw away a Powerball ticket for the March 23 drawing, but dug it out of the trash when she realized she hadn't checked the numbers.

It's a good thing she did. The ticket was worth $10,000.

Joyce Womack's ticket matched four of the first five numbers drawn as well as the Powerball number. The numbers drawn were: 17, 29, 31, 52, 53 and Powerball 31.

Womack says she didn't know exactly how much she'd won until arriving at Louisiana Lottery headquarters in Baton Rouge last Thursday. She received $7,000 after state and federal taxes were withheld. She plans to pay bills and put some money in the bank.

The winning ticket was bought at Kentwood Plaza on Avenue G in Kentwood.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.