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Couple wins $2M Powerball prize, ticket purchased in Flint

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 15:07:08-05

(WXYZ) — Two members of a Genesee County lottery club are jumping for joy after winning a $2 million Powerball jackpot.

The Mo + Jack Lottery Club matched the five white balls -- 07-36-48-57-58 -- in the Jan. 12 drawing. The prize was $1 million, but thanks to the Powerplay, the prize was multiplied by two, totaling $2 million.

“We stopped to grab a gift for my girlfriend’s cousin on our way to her 21st birthday party,” said Morris Cummings. “While my girlfriend was shopping, I bought a few Powerball tickets.

The winning ticket was purchased at Randy's Food Center on Miller Road in Flint.

“After we left the party, we stopped at the bar on our way home. While we were there, I remembered that I had a few Powerball tickets to check. I checked the numbers on my phone, and 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.”

“I looked the ticket over and told Morris he was seeing things correctly,” said Jackie Rowley. “The party at the bar got better from there!”

The couple took a trip to the Lottery headquartes and claimed their prize Friday. They plan to treat themselves to a vacation and then 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.