When Tanya S. Adams of Jackson claimed a $12 prize from a Powerball ticket, she decided to use her winnings to purchase tickets for future drawings. That decision paid off when she ended up winning  $600,000  for the Dec. 26 Powerball drawing. 

Adam's ticket matched all five white-ball numbers to win $200,000.  Because she added the Power Play option to her ticket for an additional $1, her prize was multiplied by three when the Power Play number "3" was selected during the drawing, bringing her total winnings to $600,000.

Adams purchased her winning ticket at Adam's Enterprises on Highway 10 in Jackson. The store will receive a one-time bonus of $6,000, one percent of the prize, for selling Adams her winning ticket.

The winning numbers for the Dec. 26 Powerball drawing were 8-32-41-54-55 and the Powerball number was 20.

 More information about Powerball, including past winning numbers and winners, can be found on the Louisiana Lottery Corporation's Web site.