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Father of Six Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Father of Six Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

Christmas has come early for Edmond Nicaj, a father of six from Fenton, Michigan. The 41-year-old bought a Powerball ticket for the drawing on Wednesday November 29th and matched the five main numbers in the drawing to win the second-tier prize of $1 million, just the Powerball short of the jackpot prize. 

Where was the winning ticket sold? 

The winning Powerball ticket was sold at the Great Lakes Family Restaurant at 963 South Grand Avenue in the village of Fowlerville. Edmond is an occasional Powerball player and this time his luck really paid off. When he discovered that he was now $1 million richer, Edmond said: “I checked my ticket the morning after the drawing, and couldn’t stop jumping around.” His children heard him jumping with excitement and Edmond commented, “My six-year-old asked me how many zeros would be on my check."

What were the winning Powerball numbers? 

The Powerball numbers for the drawing on November 29th were 24, 26, 28, 59, 63, and Powerball 16. The Power Play number was 3x. The total payouts for the drawing amounted to more than $4 million and there were over 500,000 prize winners on the night. There was no top prize winner, and Edmond was the only player to win a Match 5 prize. You can view more information about winners and payouts on the Powerball Numbers page. 

How will the winnings be spent? 

With the winnings, Edmond plans on supporting his six children, with a portion put aside to pay off bills. "Winning feels good because it helps. It takes away so much stress and pressure," Edmond said. 

What is Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot? 

Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is an estimated $193 million, as the jackpot has rolled over a total of eleven times with no top prize winner. Will there be a winner this week? You can buy your Powerball tickets from a local authorized retailer or pick your numbers online. The full prize breakdown and winning numbers is available on the Numbers page after the drawing. Good luck to all players entering the drawing!  

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