A Pennsylvania couple who played Powerball for the better of 40 years, finally hit the jackpot last month to win of (€119 million) $120 million Powerball jackpot. Their persistence has paid off. Big time.
The couple who are yet to reveal their identities have matched all 5 numbers and the Powerball in the December 17 Powerball number. The pay-out for that feat, of which the odds are estimated to be more than 292,000,000:1 — was (€120 million) $121.6 million Powerball jackpot. The couple opted for a lump sum payment, which, after state taxes, saw the husband and wife receive $72.1 million (€71 million).
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“I went to the machine and scanned my ticket, and all these numbers came up,” said the joyous husband in a press release. “I have never seen that many zeroes in my life! Once reality set in, my first reaction was to cry.”
The couple claimed to playing Powerball and Mega Millions since 1975, particularly when the jackpots are very high.
They purchased their winning ticket from a convenience store. They plan to spend their newly found windfall on an RV, donations to schools and charities, and maybe a sports car.
“Winning is not going to change me,” said the woman. “I told him I don’t want us to be different because of the money.”
The winning numbers — which the husband claimed he’d been playing ever since they were drawn up on a Quick Pick ticket some years ago, and he liked them – were 01-08-16-40-48 with a Powerball of 10.
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