Making sweet cash off of the lottery takes overcoming of extreme odds to begin with, but four other extremely lucky aspects of one Floridian’s $2 million Powerball win might make you want to tear your hair out a little bit.
Frederick Walker has been identified as a $2 million winner after walking into the Save-A-Ton convenience store in Lake Mary, Fla. and purchasing a Florida Lottery ticket for the first time in his life.
Walker is only 19.
Then — get this — Walker saw an already completed slip sitting there at the store and decided these numbers were as good as any. He used these numbers and he won. The five white ball numbers were correct but not the Powerball number.
“I got to the store, and there was already a completed play slip at the playstation,” he said, according to CBS Miami.
On top of that, as part of his purchase, Walker tacked on a “Power Play®” for an extra $1, which doubled his prize from $1 million to $2 million.
Four lucky aspects: 19 years old, first lottery ticket of his life, used random numbers on sheet already filled out and doubled his winnings.
Walker will celebrate his birthday in a few days and, boy, what a gift this is. He claimed his prize Thursday.
Chris Romansky spoke to WESH about his friend’s Powerball windfall and said “He’s an awesome guy. Young, of course, worked hard, but him and his family are [going through some] hard times and this is really gonna help them out.”