Raising six children isn’t an easy task, but it got a whole lot easier for Edmond Nicaj. This fortunate man from Michigan recently collected a $1.000.000 Powerball prize, and will use the most of the money to secure his family’s future.
The 41-year-old resident of Fenton correctly matched the numbers 24, 26, 28, 59 and 63, but missed the Power Ball 16 in the Powerball draw on November 29th. The ticket that brought him luck was purchased from the Great Lakes Family Restaurant, located on South Grand Avenue in Fowlerville.
“I checked my ticket the morning after the drawing, and couldn’t stop jumping around. My kids heard me and came running upstairs to check on me and then they started jumping around. My six-year-old asked me how many zeros would be on my check,” recalled the fortunate father of six after collecting his windfall at the Michigan Lottery headquarters in Lansing.
Nicaj described himself as an occasional Powerball player, and said taking part in this game really paid of this time because “it takes away so much stress and pressure”. When it comes to spending the $1.000.000 cheque, the lucky dad will pay off some bills and save the rest so his children could each get a share when the time comes.
Nicaj is one of those players who’ve been only one number away from scooping the Powerball jackpot since this game started rolling over on October 25th. The latest draw that failed to produce a jackpot winner took place on December 2nd – the winning line consisted of the numbers 28, 30, 32, 36 and 58 with the Power Ball 6. One player from Rhode Island came the closest to matching them all and ended up netting $1.000.000 for correctly guessing the five main numbers. The jackpot jumped up again and it will amount to $193.000.000 on Wednesday night!