US Man Wins Two Huge Prizes in One Week
A man from Loves Park in Illinois, USA, has celebrated a remarkable double win after landing two major prizes in the space of a week. The first win, worth ₹ 7.3 lakh, was the biggest he had ever had, but he topped it with a Powerball win worth ₹7.3 Crore.
The lucky player’s first win came on an instant scratch-off game. He was actually on his way back from claiming the $10,000 prize at a local lottery office in Illinois when he stopped off at the Mobil gas station on 6224 N. Second Street in Loves Park and bought a ticket for the next Powerball draw.
"I bought my tickets and put them straight into my pocket until Tuesday after the draw; that's the day I usually like to check my tickets," the winner recalled when he came forward again this week to collect his second prize.
He discovered that he had matched all five main numbers in the draw on 4th August, only missing the Powerball. Suddenly $1 million richer, he was overcome with joy. He said: “I walked into my girlfriend’s house and yelled 'Yahoo’. She couldn't believe it either and started crying.”
The man, who decided to stay anonymous, revealed that he wanted to give some of his money to charity, while he would carry on playing the lottery.
Win Powerball and Other Games
To win the Powerball jackpot, you have to match five main numbers from 1 to 69 and a Powerball number from 1 to 26. The top prize rolls over when it is not won and is regularly worth more than ₹1,000 Crore.
You can now enjoy Powerball online from around the world by betting on the results. With a host of other major international lotteries to choose from as well, you could even pick up two big prizes in the space of a week just like the recent winner from Illinois.
by Sam Weren