"My Heart Started Racing..."

Lottery winner Ian P. tells his story.

October 6, 2022

Ian P. was in the middle of his work day. "I was like, ‘Let me look at this real quick before I continue with my day.’ And then the rest of my day, after I found out, was just a total mess, I couldn't control myself!’”

“I had some little wins on the app before, and I was used to the app notifying you…but this time it said, ‘Congratulations, you’re a big winner.’ And it had all these emojis and stuff." 

“I opened the email first and the email was like, ‘This is how you claim your prize.’ I was like, ‘Whoa. Claim my prize?’ And then my heart started racing."

After Ian found out he won $15,000, he made plans for what to do with the prize money—a little saving, a little splurging.

“I've already kind of allotted [the $15,000]. My first purchase, I went out and bought my girlfriend a Tiffany's necklace and then the rest of it got put into a direct savings account and then the rest got put into a Roth IRA account.”

“I don't play every day or frequently…when I do play, I use Jackpocket. Instead of figuring out where in my day I'm going to fit in trying to buy a lottery ticket, or having to deal with having the exact amount of cash on me at the time, or cash at all because I hardly ever carry cash anymore, it's really easy just pull out my phone and just, ‘Hey, I'm going to order a Powerball ticket today.’” 🤑