Woman Wins $100,000 on Her First-Ever Powerball Ticket

Betty Cooley used the date of her late husband's birthday to help pick the numbers.

A Louisiana woman tried her luck on playing the lottery for the first time ever, and it paid off. 

Betty Cooley, from Lafayette, decided to buy a Powerball ticket to celebrate her birthday and chose the numbers based on her late husband’s birthday date.

It won her $100,000.

"I couldn't believe it!" Cooley said. "This was the first time I've ever played!"

She is already making plans for her winnings

"I'm going to buy my son a vehicle... He really needs one!" she added.