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FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. -

Did you buy your Powerball ticket? Tonight's jackpot is $360 million. Just months ago, two winning tickets were sold in the same town -- Fountain Hills. We spoke to one of those winners about life as a millionaire.

Remember this winter when two people in Fountain Hills won? No one could believe it! But the winner we spoke to said all he wanted was a million bucks and that's exactly what he got.

Lance Johns and his wife Cindy say the best part of becoming millionaires is no longer worrying about the little things.

"Not having to care about a new truck, tires or getting the roof worked on or buying a second house, ya know, you never have to drive another beater," says Lance.

Lance began playing his favorite numbers last October and learned they were lucky on January 5th.

"26th how old I was when I got married, 30 is her birth date, 49 is how old I was when I retired, 51 is how old she was when I thought she retired and 54 is our birthdate, the year we were born," says Lance.

The Air Force veteran bought his winning ticket at this Circle K on Shea Blvd in Fountain Hills. That's just a couple minutes away from this Four Sons Food Store where another Fountain Hills resident named Matthew Good won the $587 million Powerball jackpot a few weeks earlier.

"I just bought 20 tickets," says Paul Trompeter.

Paul Trompeter is hoping that location also brings him luck.

"I bought a ticket about 20 minutes before that last major winner was here so could be ya never know," says Trompeter.

As for Lance Johns, he's sticking to his favorite store. Today he bought 30 tickets, playing the same lucky numbers.

"I mean I'm having a good time now I'd really have a good time then!"

The Johns also donated a car, paid off other peoples' medical bills and donated to charities. They are truly the type of people you want to see winning the lottery.

Lance says people are always touching him for good luck so I shook his hand.

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night: 2, 11, 26, 34, 41 and a Powerball of 32.


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