Joliet resident Gerald Becker won a $50,000 Powerball prize when his $2 Quick Pick ticket matched four numbers, plus the Powerball number, in the Saturday, June 25th drawing. The winning numbers were - 03 - 27 - 36 - 56 - 69 – and the Powerball number was 25.
Becker bought his $50,000 winning ticket at Sunshine Food Mart, 1922 East Washington Street, in Joliet. After the drawing, he returned to the store to check the winning numbers. “When the clerk told me I won, I just couldn’t believe him,” Becker added. “I had to look at my ticket three times!” He said he plans to spend the windfall wisely.
A regular lottery player, Becker said that whenever he plays Powerball, he buys a Quick Pick ticket. Sunshine Food Mart received a bonus of $500, or one percent of the prize amount, for selling a winning ticket. For more information about Powerball please visit illinoislottery.com.