Washington, DC – Like his namesake in the entertainment profession, James Brown of
Southeast, Washington, D.C. says, he “feels good.” Brown feels good about his $102,500 win with the D.C. Lottery, to have the support of his wife, and to have 27 years working with a local power plant under his belt. Only, the power plant is scheduled to go dark, closing due to company downsizing just next month, October 2012.
But, that’s not dimming Brown’s glow. “I’ll be okay. We knew the plant was closing and we’ve tried to get ready. This win helps a lot,” mildly chuckles the native Washingtonian. Married to a elementary school teacher—his wife of 10 years that he met in high school—Brown has no lavish plans for his windfall. Rather he intends to make some modest improvements to his home in the Fort Dupont area and squirrel the rest of the money away.
Brown won $102,500 playing DC 5, a popular numbers game with the D.C. Lottery. The bulk of the win came from two tickets valued at $50,000 each. Brown’s numbers, derived from a combination of family members’ birthday dates, exactly matched the numbers drawn. The winning number was 2-2-2-1-7 for the evening drawing held on Friday, September 21, 2012.
The winning tickets were purchased at 1 Stop Food Mart, 4443 Benning Road, N.E.
“We’re always excited for our winners,” says D.C. Lottery Executive Director Buddy Roogow.
“Mr. Brown’s win is particularly heartwarming because of his circumstance. But, I have a feeling that he’s a man who is rich in many things. This lottery win is just one of them,” comments Roogow.