CT Mom of 6 Wins $1M Powerball Prize With Kids' Birthday Numbers

A Connecticut mother won the $1,000,000 Powerball prize with her children's birthday numbers. 

Johanna Moreno thought she didn't have a chance when she purchased her ticket on the night of the second largest Powerball jackpot in history at the North Elm Mobil on 100 North Elm Street in Torrington. 

"I really don't play that often and I only had a couple of dollars on me," Moreno told the CT Lottery organization. 

The number's Moreno played were a combination of her six children's birthdays.

6-7-16-23-26 and Powerball: 4 were drawn. Five of those numbers matched what Moreno had on her ticket. 

"I (had to) go to the car, my ticket was in the car! I knew the numbers right away," Moreno said.

Moreno said she is going to use the ticket to get a new car or house and wants to send her kids to school. 

The gas station in Torrington will receive a $2,500 bonus check from the CT Lottery for selling the winning ticket.

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