Genesee County couple claims $2 million Powerball prize

Morris Cummings and Jackie Rowley claim their $2 million Powerball prize at Michigan Lottery...
Morris Cummings and Jackie Rowley claim their $2 million Powerball prize at Michigan Lottery headquarters. (WJRT)
Published: Feb. 1, 2019 at 11:48 AM EST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

(2/1/2019) - Morris Cummings thought he was a little tipsy when he checked some Powerball tickets he bought on Jan. 12.

He wasn't seeing things. He and his girlfriend, Jackie Rowley, had won a $2 million prize together.

Cummings and Rowley joined to comprise the Mo + Jack Lottery Club. They matched all five white balls drawn – 07-36-48-57-58 – for a $1 million prize, which was doubled thanks to the Powerplay option.

They bought their winning ticket at Randy’s Food Center located at 5272 Miller Road in Flint.

Cummings said they stopped to buy a gift on Jan. 12 for Rowley's cousin on their way to her 21st birthday party. While she shopped, he bought a few Powerball tickets.

They stopped at a bar on the way home that night, where he brought out the tickets he bought.

"I checked the numbers on my phone, and at first I thought maybe I was seeing things a bit fuzzy because I’d had a few drinks, so I asked my girlfriend to check the ticket,” Cummings.

Rowley confirmed that the numbers all matched.

“The party at the bar got better from there,” she said.

Morris, 53, and Rowley, 42, visited Lottery headquarters Friday to claim their prize. With their winnings they plan to treat themselves to a vacation and then save the remainder.

“I can’t explain this feeling at all. It’s been so exciting and we’re both thrilled to have this money in the bank,” Morris said.