Summer Surprise: Quick Pick Nets $2 Million Powerball Prize

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The first day of summer was June 21st and it sure was a hot one for Joseph Hawkins of Moosup, Connecticut, which is why he wasted no time getting to CT Lottery headquarters ito claim his prize”a scorching $2,000,000 Powerball win.

I stopped at a convenience store the next day to scan my ticket.  I’ve never seen that many zeros before on a ticket checker, exclaimed Hawkins with a laugh.  Just to be sure, I had the clerk check it again for me and he gave me the claim ticket.  I couldn’t believe it.

The winning numbers on June 21 were 5-6-37-41-54, the Powerball number was 26.

Hawkins’ Quick Pick ticket matched all five of the winning numbers, but missed the Powerball number.

Because Hawkins added the Power Play® feature to his ticket for an extra $1, his Match 5 prize was automatically doubled from $1,000,000 to $2,000,000.  He received a prize check for $1,366,001 (value after taxes).

I’m going to take care of my kids and buy each of them a home, said a teary-eyed Hawkins.  I have a son and a daughter; it hasn’t always been easy for us.

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