Impromptu 7-Eleven stop leads to $250,000 Powerball prize

A Virginia woman said an impromptu stop at a 7-Eleven store led to her winning a $250,000 Powerball prize.

Nancy Reeve, of Herndon, told Virginia Lottery officials that she and her sister were driving past a 7-Eleven on Van Buren Street in Herndon when they spontaneously decided to stop and take a chance at the growing Powerball jackpot.

Reeve’s ticket ended up winning her a $250,000 prize in the Oct. 15 drawing. She matched four winning numbers plus the Powerball, which would normally be a $50,000 prize, but her payout was increased to $250,000 when the 5x Power Play multiplier was drawn.

Reeve did not disclose whether she has any immediate plans for her winnings.