Christmas came late for a truck driver in Brooklyn, New York, who collected his winnings on Friday for the second-largest Powerball jackpot in the history of the New York Lottery.
But 56-year-old David Johnson, who wins the December 26 jackpot of $ 298.3 million, is not interested.
"I can not even eat, I start and can not finish my food," Johnson told Fox 5 New York. – I'm glad of joy inside.
Johnson said he wants to buy a "nice house" and plans to take advantage of early retirement, the station said.
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Johnson chose to win his profit as a one-off amount of about $ 180 million, so after taxes he will receive about $ 114 million, the reports said. He was the third Powerball winner in New York in 2018, according to the New York Lottery.
The lucky winner bought his $ 5 ticket and did not realize he had won two days later on his way to work, New York WABC-TV reported.
"A friend of mine, next company leader, called me and said," Hey Dave! Someone won Powerball from the gas station, "said Johnson." I turned to myself and said, "Oh, that's not me, man, that's not my luck."
But his friend encouraged him a second time to check, and the rest was a story.
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Johnson's winning figures for December 26 were 5, 25, 38, 52, 67 and Powerball 24.