Born in Nepal, Kamal Kamu has called Queens his home for just over three years. The 37-year-old explained that it was his past luck on the $1,000,000 Winfall ticket that led him to purchase his $1,000,000 winner.
Kamu purchased his jackpot winning ticket on June 7 at the Mount Everest Deli on Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood. He claimed his prize on June 8 at the Lottery’s Customer Service Center on Beaver Street in Manhattan.
The $1,000,000 top prize on the $1,000,000 Winfall ticket is paid as an annuity. Kamu will receive his prize in 20 annual payments of $50,000. His annual net check will total $31,152.
“I am very happy and thankful for my win,” said Kamu. “I don’t really know what I will do with the money. I might buy a new house. I’ve also been thinking about opening my own business so this will help with that as well.”
Ridgewood Man’s Random Powerball Numbers Earns Him $1,000,000 Second Prize Twenty-six-year-old Benjamin Colon, Jr. of Queens said there was no rhyme or reason to the numbers he chose to play for the June 9 Powerball drawing. Colon matched the first five numbers from that night’s drawing earning him the $1,000,000 second prize.
“I just randomly picked some numbers hoping to hit the jackpot,” explained Colon. “Obviously I was disappointed that I was one number away from the jackpot, but I’m getting over it,” he joked.
The winning numbers for the June 9 Powerball drawing were: 18-22-45-56-57 Powerball-27.
Colon purchased his winning ticket on June 7 at the C&B Luncheonette on Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood. He claimed his prize on June 11 at the Lottery’s Customer Service Center on Beaver Street in Manhattan.
The $1,000,000 second prize on Powerball is paid as a one-time lump sum payment. Colon will receive a net check totaling $623,040.
“My plan for the money is pretty simple. I plan on making the money work by spending it as wisely as possible,” he explained.