Colorado HVAC Worker Wins $1 Million Playing Powerball, Says He’s Going To Fix Up His 1930s House

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In the world of HVAC, a steady hand and sharp mind reign supreme. One Colorado technician proves he’s got both – and more.

He’s not just mastering circuits and compressors anymore. Thanks to Powerball, he’s just wired up a $1 million payday. It’s a lucky strike for a hands-on hero.

Powerball has crowned a new millionaire in Parachute, Colorado, a Western Slope town of about 1,390 people on I-70 between Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs.

According to the Colorado Lottery, James S., an HVAC worker, clinched a $1 million prize after buying a ticket at Thunder River Market in Parachute.

James S. told the Colorado Lottery that he’s been playing for 20 years, though his past earnings never surpassed the $500 mark, making this win a game-changer.

James hasn’t disclosed a detailed plan for his winnings. However, he told the Colorado Lottery that a significant portion will expedite the renovation of his vintage 1930s home.

Back in June, a retired trauma nurse in Carbondale, Colorado won a $3.8 million prize and said the first thing he was planning on buying was a new vacuum cleaner

In order to win the $1 million Powerball prize, a player needs to match 5 numbers in a drawing. In order to win the jackpot, the ticket must also match alll five numbers and the red Powerball. 

Last week, a Powerball ticket for a $1.08 billion jackpot was sold in downtown Los Angeles at Las Palmitas Mini Market, near LA’s Skid Row district. It was one of the highest-ever jackpots in Powerball history

The owner of Las Palmitas Mini Market will receive $1m for selling the lucky ticket, telling reporters that he plans to take his family on vacation with the winnings.

The winner of last week’s $1.08 billion jackpot has yet to come forward. 

B. Carlisle

Contributing editor at Wealth Gang. An entrepreneur at heart, he's passionate about meaningful ways to leverage technology and social media for business opportunities and side hustles.