Kenneth Atticks, of Harrisburg, Pennswylvania, won $250,000 from the Jan. 4 Mega Millions drawing.
How ’bout that, dude?
The day after the drawing I checked my ticket for the Mega Ball number, and I saw I didn’t have that, said Atticks. So I wrote the numbers down, and I didn’t check my ticket again until I saw on the news that there was a winning ticket sold at that store.
Reminder again. Always check your freaking tickets. See how easy it might have been if Ken didn’t recheck his ticket? He might have lost out on $250,000.
Atticks’ ticket correctly matched all five white balls, 04-08-15-25-47, but not the yellow Mega Ball 42, for a prize of $250,000, less 25-percent federal withholding.
After missing out on a share of the Jan. 4 jackpot by just one number, Atticks will continue buying Lottery tickets. I’ve been playing Mega Millions and Powerball regularly for the past few years, and I’m still playing, said Atticks.
Atticks, who volunteers with a local youth sports program, hopes to make several home improvements and pay down debts with his winnings.