A very fortunate Senior District Judge from Pennsylvania was the lucky winner of the enormous $291 million Powerball jackpot. The winner bought his ticket to financial freedom while on holiday with a friend in Florida. A week later, he discovered something that was going to change the rest of his life forever. Continue reading to find out more!
The winner goes by the name of James Stocklas and he is the recent winner of a whopping $291 million with Powerball. He won his fortune in the draw that took place on the 2nd of March. An amazing part of his story is that he will be sharing his winnings with two of his closest friends. Those are some lucky friends indeed!
James is 67-years-old and at the time of his win, he was on a month long fishing trip with his friends in the Florida Keys. It was while he was on holiday that he stopped off at the Tom Thumb store for a bag of ice and supplies that he bought his Powerball ticket. He also bought two tickets for his buddies who were with him at the time.
When he got home he decided to start the day by having breakfast at his favourite diner. As we all do, he started browsing the internet on his mobile while enjoying a hot cup of coffee. He remembered that he has bought a Powerball ticket for the massive jackpot, and his stomach suddenly had butterflies in it when he went to check his lotto results online. The headline grabbed him immediately and his heart skipped a beat: “WINNING POWERBALL TICKET SOLD IN FLORIDA”.
He calmed himself down and got his ticket out his wallet. All his numbers matched and time stood still for James. “Sure enough, I was the jackpot winner,” he explained. As you could imagine, it was tremendous news for everyone else in the diner, too! And do you know what he did next? He bought the whole diner breakfast! Now that’s certainly a good way to spread energy and thank karma for her good fortune.
He called his two buddies instantly and they spent $20,000 hiring a private jet back to Florida to celebrate their win. James has been retired for several years now, but he still enjoys doing some work now and then. He doesn’t want to stop doing that, but he did say that his money will give him the freedom he has always dreamed about. “Oh, I’ll be back on the beach, there’s no doubt,” laughed James.
He will be accepting the prize sum as a lump sum of $191.4 million. His winning Powerball numbers were:
12-13-44-52-62 and Powerball 6.
James wants to help his family, set up several trust funds, and make some important charitable donations of his choice. His brother Bob, although he didn’t win the jackpot, still won a little something ($7) in the draw! Just look at those happy faces!
Join us in congratulating these two lucky Powerball fellas.
Your turn will come, but you need to enter the game if you want to stand the chance of winning! Don’t delay!
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