Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Miner won $250,000 in Mega Millions

James Prokop, a coal miner from Danville, correctly matched 5 numbers and won $250,000 on the June 19 Mega Millions draw.

"I can't believe this," Prokop said. "I stopped by the store on my way to work to check the tickets and the woman ran it through the machine and it said 'congratulations' and that I would have to go to Charleston to claim my winnings. She thought I won $250,000, but I still didn't believe it and told her that it has to be a mistake. It didn't really sink in that I won this much until getting here (Lottery Headquarters) and having the person (in validations) tell me."

"I want to get myself debt free and enjoy my paychecks," Prokop said. "I owe some on my truck and my home so I am going to be debt free and put some of it back for my retirement."

Source : Dailymail.com


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