Cody Jueden of Elko, Nevada and his fiancée Brianna Benefield have many reasons to celebrate, as they just added the amazing $2 million Powerball prize to their wedding budget.
Idaho Lottery officials announced that 20-year-old Cody Jueden claimed his $2 million prize in Boise. Despite being Elko resident, Jueden purchased his winning ticket in Twin Falls. He was there in a visit along with his fiancée, Brianna Benefield, and before leaving the town, they stopped at the Stinker Store at 880 Shoshone Street to buy the Powerball tickets. The thought of winning didn’t even cross their minds, but this turned out to be the moment that will change their lives forever.
“It worked out pretty good, although I still don’t believe it,” said Jueden when he claimed his ticket in Boise and after looking at his actual check, he added, “I’ve never seen so many zeroes before. This is a great opportunity for us.”
Jueden’s winning ticket matched the first five numbers (29-30-32-40-42-50) but not the Powerball in the October 22nd, Wednesday night’s draw. He used Power Play option, which multiplies non-jackpot winning tickets up to $2 million.
This prize means the world to Cody and his fiancée Brianna, as they decided to tie the knot. The young couple has a wedding planned in Twin Falls in a year-and-a-half, and the soon-to-be-groom says this win will help them get back on their feet. They will use the prize money to pay off the house, the truck and invest wisely for their future life together.