Lucky North Dakotan Powerball player an overnight millionaire

The winner chose to remain anonymous.


BISMARCK – A lucky North Dakota Powerball player became a millionaire this weekend, winning $1 million in Saturday night’s drawing after matching five white balls.

The winner, who is from Walhalla, was quick to claim the prize and chose to remain anonymous. The winner did say the winnings would go towards retirement, according to a press release from the North Dakota Lottery.

The ticket was sold at Walhalla Cooperative Oil, 1700 Highway 32, in Walhalla. Walhalla Cooperative Oil will receive a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning Powerball ticket.

The winning numbers were 5, 8, 17, 27, 28 and the Powerball was 14. The Power Play multiplier was 3.

“We are extremely excited to begin 2021 with a million dollar prize winner,” said Randy Miller, director of the North Dakota Lottery.


The Powerball jackpot for the Wednesday, Jan. 27, draw is $20 million. For winning numbers and other information, visit LOTTERY.ND.GOV .

Related Topics: PEOPLE
Sydney Mook has been the managing editor at the Herald since April 2021. In her role she edits and assigns stories and helps reporters develop their work for readers.

Mook has been with the Herald since May 2018 and was first hired as the Herald's higher education reporter where she covered UND and other happenings in state higher education. She was later promoted to community editor in 2019.

For story pitches contact her at or call her at 701-780-1134.
What To Read Next
A gallery of some of our favorite photos from the month of January
The winning team would get priority use of the main skating rink for two weeks, and the losing team would have to clean the other’s locker room.
The Honor Flight will take about 90 veterans from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars to Washington, D. C.
Educated in the field of occupational therapy at UND, Metzger served as activities director for seven years and administrator for St. Anne’s for 44 years.