US Powerball is heading into Saturday’s draw with a $239 million jackpot! This fabulous amount of money is good enough to be the 2nd largest jackpot in the world after intra-continental rival US Mega Millions which is currently stealing the spotlight with a $282 million jackpot. But I digress, $239 million is a lot, and I mean A LOT, of money. Win this jackpot and you won’t be thinking about whether it was the world’s biggest or second biggest, no, you’ll be over the moon that you won!
US Powerball Winner Collects Jackpot
Speaking of big jackpots, the winner of the tenth largest jackpot in American history finally came forward to collect his $447 million prize. Jeff Lindsay did not wish to be interviewed or photographed, but according to California law his name was released.
Lindsay opted to take home the lump sum and walked away with $279 million before taxes.
“We are obviously thrilled with this tremendous stroke of good luck and are still getting our arms around what it means for us,” Lindsay said.
He also released a statement outlining his plans for his winnings.
“We are private people and do not want to change who we are or become public figures and ask that people appreciate and respect our privacy. In order to help manage what has already been a somewhat overwhelming process, we have engaged a number of financial, legal and other advisors to guide us and help us make the best decisions possible.”
“Once things calm down, we plan on working closely with our team of advisors to determine how to properly manage and invest this newfound wealth to ensure that we can support our family and causes that are important to us for many generations to come.”
Lindsay was the sole jackpot winner in the draw of 10 June 2017. His winning numbers were 20, 26, 32, 38, and 58.
Lindsay purchase his lucky ticket at the Marietta Liquor & Deli, in Sun City, California. The retailer received a $1 million prize for selling the ticket.
Before purchasing the Powerball ticket Lindsay had purchased ten scratch offs at the same store, of which one was a winner. Upon returning to the store to cash in his winning ticket Lindsay decided to purchase ten Powerball tickets. Good thing he did!
Lindsay left his ticket sitting on the counter until he heard that the winning ticket was purchased in Sun City, only then did he think to check it.
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