Two friends win Ksh 130,000,000 after hitting the jackpot, plan on buying beach houses

In a heartwarming twist of fate, a New Jersey duo’s luck changed overnight after they hit the jackpot, winning a staggering KSH130,000,000 (approximately $1,000,000.) 

According to a social media post by the New Jersey Lottery, the two male winners are believed to be best friends, even though their identities have not been publicly announced.

The Big Win

After the lottery draw was done on the 3rd of April, 2024, Lottery officials announced on X that lucky winners had bagged themselves KSH130,000,000 (approximately $1,000,000). They finally turned out to be the two best friend duo mentioned above.

Their faces have not been revealed. In fact, in the official winners’ photos circulated by the New Jersey Lottery, they are both covering their faces with huge dummy cheques.

Best friends, the two shared a passion for many things, including the habit of buying Powerball tickets together regularly.

The lucky duo bought a lottery ticket at a deli in the unincorporated community of Atco, which is part of the Camden metro area in Philadelphia.

The New Jersey Lottery is famous for big wins
The New Jersey Lottery is famous for big wins

With lady luck smiling on them, their dreams turned into reality with their numbers being drawn, earning them a huge Powerball win on that fateful April evening.

Plans For the Future

Having decided to split the huge $1000,000 Powerball win, the two took turns revealing what each looks forward to doing with their share. One friend said he had always had his eyes on the ocean and would for sure buy a beach house with his share of the winnings. 

On the other hand, his best friend was less enthusiastic when it came to spending, so he revealed that he was going to save his money for retirement.

In comparison, the largest jackpot winner in Kenya walked away with almost double this amount.


The odds of hitting the Powerball jackpot are 292,201,388 to 1. A player who buys a $2 ticket has about a 1 in 11,688,053 chance to match five numbers and win at least $1 million, while the odds are 913,129 to 1 to win a third prize of at least $50,000.

Powerball drawings are held each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

However, the duo’s journey from lottery players to millionaires highlights the magic of unexpected fortune and the beauty of lifelong friendships.

Their plans to buy a beach house and save symbolize not just a financial investment but a commitment to living life to the fullest, making the most of every moment.

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