Diane Bergsland, of Livingston, will soon be driving a new Harley Davidson, thanks to a winning $ 100,000 Powerball ticket.
Bergsland is retired but works as a manager at McDonald’s to have some extra money on the side. She spends some of that money each week on Powerball.
“I’ve earned it so I spend $ 12 a week on Powerball,” Bergsland said. “And I always choose Power Play.”
Bergsland had about three months worth of tickets when she found her $ 100,000 winner.
“I was in disbelief when I found out,” she said, “I still am.”
Bergsland knows exactly where she is using her money. In addition to a new car and the Harley, which she has always wanted, she wants to buy her daughter a nice couch, get a wood stove and spend some money on their trip to Washington.
“I like to play the Lottery because I like to take the chance and it’s always fun,” Bergsland said.
The winning ticket was purchased at Rosauers Food & Drug on Technology Boulevard in Bozeman.
The Montana Lottery was created by referendum in 1986. Since then, it has paid over $ 526 million in prizes and returned approximately $ 236 million to the State of Montana.