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Winning Powerball Ticket Bought While Getting Birthday Present

Morris Cummings from Michigan wanted to buy a present for his girlfriend’s cousin. While shopping he bought a winning Powerball ticket for the January 12 draw and it won him $2m.

It matched the five main balls in the January 12 draw. The numbers drawn that night were 07-36-48-57-58. If the ticket had matched the Powerball 24, they would have landed the $96m. Unfortunately he didn’t and the jackpot which rolled over. He bought his winning ticket was purchased from Randy’s Food Center in Flint, Michigan.

Additional Purchase

Morris was already in a celebratory mood the night he purchased his winning Powerball ticket. He stopped off at the store to buy a gift for his girlfriend’s cousin, whose 21st birthday party they were attending. “While my girlfriend was shopping, I bought a few Powerball tickets,” said the lucky winner.

After enjoying the party, they stopped off at a bar on their way home. While there, he remembered his earlier purchase and checked the results on his phone. He certainly got a big surprise when seeing that his ticket had won the second-tier prize.

Couldn’t Believe His Eyes

“At first, I thought maybe I was seeing things a bit fuzzy because I’d had a few drinks, so I asked my girlfriend to check the ticket,” said the surprised winner. His girlfriend, Jackie Rowley, checked the ticket and confirmed what he had seen. “The party at the bar got better from there,” she joked.

Morris, 53, and Rowley, 42, have claimed their lottery winnings. They plan to use some of their windfall to go on holiday and save the rest. “I can’t explain this feeling at all. It’s been so exciting and we’re both thrilled to have this money in the bank,” Morris said.

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