Talk about a good start to the New Year! Two South Boston men have more than a little extra cash to after winning $2 million on a Powerball ticket over the weekend.


According to WFXT-TV, longtime friends Edward Prakapas and Daniel McCarthy, both chose three numbers on their Powerball ticket, and were matched five of the six numbers with the winning numbers drawn on Saturday night. The will take the money in a lump-sum payment of $1.4 million after taxes are taken out.

Their $700,000 a piece is going to the bank for safe-keeping, but that they will also use the money to help out family and make investments. The ticket was purchased at Jimmy's Korner at 143 P St. in South Boston. The store will receive a $20,000 commission from the sale.