The 50-year-old woman from Grand Rapids says that the money will help her build a financial cushion up for retirement.

A Grand Rapids woman says that she is feeling relieved after scoring a $150,000 win playing Powerball from the Michigan Lottery.

“Winning is such a relief and will provide a nice financial cushion for retirement,” said the 50-year-old winner, Lisa Jekel.

Jekel matched four of the white balls and the Powerball in the Aug. 27 drawing to win a $50,000 prize, which was tripled to $150,000 because of the Power Play multiplier.

“I play Powerball often and I always add the Power Play option to my ticket,” said Jekel. “A few days after the drawing I was checking some tickets at the store and kept getting a message to file a claim on one of my Powerball tickets.

“I checked the winning numbers for that drawing on the Lottery app and couldn’t believe it when I realized I’d won $150,000! I just stood there in shock and felt completely numb.”

The Michigan Lottery helps fund schools in the state with more than 97 cents of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets gong to the School Aid Fund, prizes to players and commissions to vendors and retailers.