A Michigan woman claims a $150,000 Powerball draw using numbers from years before.

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Vera Giglio of Grosse Point Shores, Mich., said the Powerball ticket that earned her a $150,000 prize bore the same numbers she has been using in the drawing for years. Photo courtesy of the Michigan Lottery

A Michigan woman discovered the importance of perseverance when she won a $150,000 Powerball draw using the same numbers she had been playing every week for years.

Vera Giglio, 87, of Grosse Pointe Shores, purchased a ticket from Moonlite Party Store in Clinton Township and paired four white balls and the Powerball in the March 27 lottery.

Giglio mentioned that she has been using the same numbers for many years in the hopes of winning a large reward.

“I have been playing the same set of numbers every week for years,” Giglio told Michigan Lottery officials. “I checked the winning numbers in the newspaper the following day and recognized them right away. It was very exciting!”

Giglio visited lottery headquarters to collect her $150,000 prize. She said she plans to use her winnings to pay off her bills.

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