A truck driver from Brooklyn, New York, claimed a $298.3 million Powerball jackpot Friday, WABC reported.
David Johnson, 56, won the Dec. 26 drawing and decided to take a lump sum of $180,227,500, according a statement from the New York Lottery. After taxes, Johnson will net $114,091,248, lottery officials said.
He also decided to retire.
“I quit right away,” Johnson told WPIX. “Right away, no delay."
Johnson bought the winning ticket for $5. He said he did not realize he had won until a co-worker mentioned the winner came from the gas station across the street from where they worked.
"He said 'Dave, somebody won the Powerball at the gas station,' and I turned to him and said, 'Nah, that’s not me, man, that’s not my luck,' Johnson told WPIX.
Johnson still waited two days before taking the ticket to the store on his way to work, WABC reported.
"I went to the store and gave the ticket to the clerk to check,” Johnson told the television station. “He scanned it and said 'Congratulations,' I needed to see it for myself, so I scanned and saw it read BIG WINNER.”
“I can’t even eat. I start and can’t finish my food. I’m happy with joy inside,” Johnson, a native of Jamaica, told lottery officials.
Johnson has hired an attorney to help him invest the money, but he is also going to have some fun, too.
Johnson said he will buy the red Porsche he has always wanted, “So everyone can see me when I drive on the street," WABC reported.
WMMO Bucket List Concerts and Buckets of Cash Sweepstakes EMERGENCY SUSPENSION
Due to the pending state-wide emergency and various Hurricane Irma evacuation orders, WMMO will suspend Keyword announcement for the Bucket List Concerts and Buckets of Cash Sweepstakes indefinitely. This suspension takes effect Friday, September 8, 2017.
Should any eligible individual wish to continue to participate, they may obtain the keywords for available playtime by accessing the online streams of stations outside of the range of Hurricane emergency warnings. A complete list of participating stations and their web addresses can be found in the Official Contest Rules located here: OFFICIAL RULES
When and if this station resumes participation in the Bucket List Concerts and Buckets of Cash Sweepstakes, we will announce it here and on the air.
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
You must be 18 years old or older to enter. In certain contests, the age limit may be raised to 21 years old or older. You must live in the Orlando area and be a Florida resident, with a Florida photo I.D. to win. One prize winner per household allowed. A winner is allowed to win one contest one time every 30 days. If you win a contest, you will not be eligible to win again for 30 days. There are special exceptions to this rule. When you win in a major station contest that involves cash and/or other prizing, a winner is only allowed to win one time during the duration of this major station contest. In this occasion, separate customized contest rules will be posted with the major station contest, so that there is no confusion. Employees of Cox Radio, their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, print or promotion agencies and the immediate families of each are not eligible to win. The term “immediate families” includes only spouses, parents and children.
Prize winners agree to the use of their name, photo likeness and/or voice for the purpose of trade or other promotional purposes without compensation. As a condition of receiving a prize, the winner must come to the Cox Media Group offices where they must show Florida photo identification and complete and sign the a Prize Receipt & Release Form.
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Listen all week at 5pm (Monday 6/5-Friday 6/9) for your chance to win tickets to see U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 on Wednesday, June 14th at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
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Honoree for October 14th 2016
SGT Bartlett of the Orange County Sheriff's Office was nominated by his wife Melissa who said "Sgt. Bartlett has served our county for 17 years now. In the past few years he has made it his mission to educate the public regarding mass shootings. He has traveled to businesses throughout the county and state to teach our community how to respond and react to an active shooter or mass casualty situation. He has worked hard to gain grant money to teach classes to our local EMS/fire and police so all agencies can be trained the same to work together if another horrific event were to take place in our community. Sgt. Bartlett is an outstanding example of what it means to serve our community and protect our community.
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