When South Boston residents Edward P. Prakapas and friend Daniel McCarthy decided to go to Jimmy’s Korner on P street to buy a powerball ticket, they didn’t know they had given themselves a great start for the new year. Five of the six numbers they picked together matched the draw for a million dollars and a dollar they spent on the Power Play feature doubled their win to 2 million.
The duo collected their winnings from the lottery offices, opting for a single payment of $1.4 million. Tariq Milton, owner of Jimmy’s Korner store has earned a $20,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket. It is the biggest prize sold at the store which has also sold a $1 million winner in 2007.