A Birmingham, Ala., man has won an extraordinary Powerball prize in Georgia. Robert Pitchford, 65, matched the first five winning numbers from the June 24 Powerball drawing, winning a $1 million prize.
"I didn't even know that I'd hit," Pitchford exclaimed.
The lucky winner claimed his prize Aug. 24 at Georgia Lottery headquarters in Atlanta after checking the results from a Powerball ticket that was tucked in his wallet.
"I purchased a ticket for multiple draws," he shared. "I always come to the state line to check my ticket."
In total, Pitchford won $261, plus his $1 million prize.
"I said, 'Oh really, what,'" he exclaimed.
With his winnings, Pitchford anticipates purchasing a new convertible, taking a cruise and retiring from his job as a tool and dye maker.
QuikTrip #0741, 1910 Lawrenceville Highway in Decatur, sold the winning Quik Pik ticket.
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