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.