The first number was 2. My ticket said 2 first as well. My heart was pounding in my throat now. The next numbers matched as well -- 15. My eyes went blurry for a moment and I blinked hard, clearing them. 23. 75. 33. All matched. There was one number left on the site. A red ball. The PowerBall, it was called. It was a seven. Lucky number seven. I took a deep breath and looked at my ticket. Seven. All six numbers matched. I checked them again and then a third time, just to make sure. Was this really happening? Had I just won fifty million dollars? This felt like some sort of joke. I checked the heading of the site again -- PowerBall. And my ticket heading, same. I won the lottery. I just won fifty million dollars. A scream that started in my belly and traveled up my throat burst from my mouth. I almost didn't recognize it as my own. It was a scream of pure joy. "Maddie?" My mom was at my door. "What's wrong? Are you okay?" Excerpted from Lucky in Love by Kasie West All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.