A Kansas lottery million-dollar winner has come forward to claim his prize.
55-year old Eddy Young of Latham matched the first five winning Powerball numbers in Saturday's drawing. The original "Match 5" prize was $200,000, but Young paid an extra dollar for a power play, picked the right number and multiplied his prize by five. Young is the first Kansas lottery player to win $1 million without hitting the Powerball jackpot.
Young and his wife, Sonya, picked up their check from Kansas Lottery headquarters in Topeka Tuesday. They plan to use their winnings to pay off their house and help their children. They have three grown daughters and four grandchildren. Young has worked for Hawker Beechcraft (formerly Raytheon) in Wichita for 17 years as a crew chief. Sonya Young works for the Butler Co. K-State Research Extension office.
Young's win came off a single $2 Quick Pick ticket. He says that's the way he always plays Powerball.