The mystery behind the $528 million jackpot is no more! The lucky Powerball winners have come forward to claim their winnings. For this lucky couple, winning the sum of $528 million is a lot to process. They didn’t rush into collecting their money right away. They did the right thing that all lottery winners should do, and that was to consult with various people before revealing themselves as winners to the public.
Mae and Marvin bought their winning Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven store in Chino Hills, San Bernardino County. They matched all six winning numbers in the draw. They were 4-8-19-27-34 and the Powerball number 10.
The lucky store that sold them the winning Powerball lottery ticket received a prize, too. They got a bonus of $1 million. Mae and Marvin chose to accept their winnings as a cash lump sum, which amounted to $327.8 million before taxes.
They aren’t any ordinary winners, however. They are unique because of the process they went about to claim their big win. According to the California Lottery Commission, they read their winner’s handbook and assembled a team of legal and financial advisors to help them put their money to work and prepare them for their new life as millionaires.
The winners’ team exists to “educate and guide them through this process so they can be good stewards of the new resources,” said Huge Lopez, the director. The pair has made the decision to put their money in a Trust so that they can also help charities that mean a lot to them.
They are not the kind of people who want to flash their wealth. They like to keep their lives private, and in order to do that, they have declined interviews and press. “While we are very grateful for the wonderful wishes and encouragement about our win, it’s not our intention to become public figures, and we ask for and appreciate privacy going forward,” they said.
That is very honorable, and we wish them well with their bright futures!
A Powerball player New Jersey is sitting on a lottery ticket worth $430 million! It’s the seventh largest Powerball jackpot ever to be won in history. Many of the biggest Powerball player lottery winners forget that they have a ticket, and never get around to checking their results until they start seeing advertising looking for the winner and reminding players to check their tickets.
“The New Jersey Lottery is thrilled to announce that the sole winning ticket for Saturday night’s drawing was purchased in the Garden State,” said the New Jersey lottery commission. The executive director, Carole Hedinger, mentioned that the winning Powerball ticket was bought in Mercer County, in the capital of Trenton. The actual retail location still needs to be released, but the ticketholder(s) are probably taking their time to consult financial planners and lawyers before claiming their prize.
“Winning a Powerball jackpot of this size is a life-changing event. Huge congratulations to the ticketholder and the retailer who sold it. The lottery commission is anxiously waiting for a call from the winner telling them that they are the big winner of the jackpot,” said the commission.
The winning Powerball numbers for the $430 million jackpot were 5-25-26-44-66. The Powerball number was 9. Should the winner choose to receive their winnings in a lump sum, they will get $284.1 million after taxes.
A Powerball winner donates $100,000 of his $487 million prize money to a series of New Hampshire NGOs. What a nice guy! There are little people with absolute golden hearts and this Powerball winner is definitely in that mix, so few people use their winnings to help others in need.
The recipient of the winnings has chosen to remain anonymous. They claimed their tremendous windfall by creating a Trust named “Robin Egg 2016 Nominee Trust.” The Trust was facilitated by the lawyer firm Shaheen & Gordon. The Trustees announced their donation during a press conference at the New Hampshire Lottery Headquarters in Concord.
Although the family wants to remain anonymous, they won’t be strangers in the philanthropic responsibilities of becoming a multi-millionaire. Their winning Powerball ticket was bought from Hannaford Supermarket in Raymond in the draw that took place on the 30th of July 2016.
The Powerball winner had the option of accepting their prize in the form of a cash lump sum, or as an annuity. They chose the cash option and walked away with $256.3 million after taxes.
“This winning Powerball ticket has received an extraordinary amount of interest. While we certainly wish we could have met our Powerball winners in person, we appreciate and respect that they have chosen to try to live as normal a life as possible,” said the executive director of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission.
He added, “This is a life-changing amount of money and we are extremely happy to learn about the winners’ intention to make a major philanthropic impact with their winnings. This has been an incredibly exciting time for the New Hampshire Lottery and all of our players here in New Hampshire.”
Having the ability to give a lot of money away for the betterment of humanity and still have so much left over must be an amazing feeling. Play the lottery online today so you can also stand the chance to win big!
One of the luckiest couples in the world will have the blessing to start 2017 as multi-millionaires. The USA Powerball jackpot winners will now have a net worth of over $121.6 million! After matching all five white balls including the bonus ball, they are looking forward to their new life filled with luxury and adventure!
On December 17th, 2016, a man and a woman who wishes to remain anonymous, became Powerball jackpot winners raking in $121.6 million. They bought their lucky ticket at Selbyville Goose Creek in Selbyville, Delaware.
The man was the one who bought the ticket, and he says he has been a loyal player of the Delaware Lottery since it first began in 1975. He normally plays Powerball and Mega Millions when the jackpots get really big. He likes to play his own lucky numbers and has been doing so for many years now. He chose his numbers from a quick pick Powerball ticket he bought ages ago and has since then stuck with them. Well, it really did pay off!
“I figured it only takes one ticket to win. I went to the machine and scanned my ticket, and all these numbers came up. I have never seen that many zeros in my life! Once reality set in, my first reaction was to cry. I walked out of the store in tears and returned to my wife who was waiting for me in the car,” explained the winner.
As one can imagine, the wife was surprised and worried seeing him come back to the car in the state he was in. “He came to the car and had all these tears streaming on his face. I didn’t know what to think at first, but then he anxiously told me the news. I was so confused I didn’t believe him and thought he was joking with me. I made him double check the Powerball numbers right there in front of me against my phone, and we got the same results. I was astonished,” explained the Powerball jackpot winners wife.
They chose to receive their money in a cash option, which amounted to $72.1 million after federal taxes. “This is just such a great experience, and we don’t want to spend the money foolishly. I have strong feelings toward education and would want to make donations to schools or other charities in the future. We’ve also had our eyes on an RV. Since we travel a lot, it would be perfect for our family,” she said. The husband has also always dreamed of owning a fancy motorbike, so he will be spoiling himself with one very soon.
“Winning is not going to change me. I told him I don’t want us to be different because of the money,” said the man’s wife.
We all want to retire in style. That’s the dream. For this lucky Powerball player, her dream of retiring wealthy has come true! The lucky Maryland retiree resident wants to remain anonymous, but she was happy to share some details about her Powerball prize with the media.
This Powerball’s player’s win came at just the right time: retirement! The winner got $50,000 and is looking forward to being able to relax and put her feet up for many future years to come. The Powerball winner has now retired from working in the communications industry for many years. Although many changes were happening to her in life, there was one routine she kept the same that ended up really benefitting her: buying Powerball lotto tickets!
Thanks to that habit, she ended up winning $50,000 in cash. There have been many retirees who have won the lottery, and each of them says that it was the best thing that could have happened to them at a time like that.
The winner is a 71-year-old wife and mother explained that she checks her tickets every few weeks because the pile is usually bursting out of her handbag! It took her a couple of weeks to realize that one of the tickets she bought for the 11th of January draw ended up making her a winner.
“When I compared the ticket to the winning Powerball results on the Maryland Lottery website and saw the five matches, I just sat there in disbelief. I really didn’t believe it,” she said. She said she spent half an hour re-checking her ticket before coming to the conclusion that it was really happening to her.
She bought her winning Powerball ticket from ShopRite in Timonium. It was the only Maryland Powerball prize ticket to win as big as hers on the 11th of January. “It was a huge surprise, as you can imagine,” said the winner.
She and her husband want to do some home improvements now. They took their time in claiming their winnings because they first wanted to make sure how they were going to spend the money. They wanted to enjoy putting the money to good use and not let it go to waste as the win was a tremendous blessing.
She and her husband will continue playing the lottery and are looking forward to their next win!
In San Diego, California, a recent trip to a comic book store has resulted in a life-changing USA Powerball win. The winner, Kent Li, couldn’t be more thrilled or excited for the future with his $1.5 million windfall.
The winner decided to visit his favorite comic book store and on his way, he chose to stop and play Powerball just for fun. That was the decision that changed his life forever because he is now $1.5 million richer.
Kent bought a ticket because he saw how massive the jackpot had become last year in the month of November. When he entered one of the draws, the grand prize was $359 million. He was adamant about stopping and getting a lottery ticket or he felt as though he would miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.
The winner bought five lines of Powerball tickets from a popular 7-Eleven store on Midway Drive in San Diego. He continued with his day as usual afterward and didn’t think much of his tickets. He went to his comic book store and enjoyed his chill-out time there. He only remembered about his tickets much later on.
“When I saw one of the local news stations announce that the winner was from San Diego, I couldn’t believe my ears! But then when I heard them say the name of the store, I knew that I had been there and there could be a chance that I was the lucky Powerball winner. So I checked my numbers immediately,” explained Kent.
Kent matched five lucky Powerball numbers which were 7, 32, 41, 47 and 61. He narrowly missed out on the Powerball number 3 which could have won him the grand jackpot on November 23rd, 2016.
It’s a common occurrence for lottery winners to realize they might have won after hearing about lottery wins on the news. People just forget that they’ve bought tickets. Sometimes the store manager has even tracked down winners by finding them on CCTV when they came into the store to buy tickets.
His Powerball win was so close to winning the huge jackpot that he told lottery officials he was a little disappointed. He isn’t ungrateful for his blessing, but he wished he could have won more because he really needed the money. “I got a good sum of money, but I almost felt like I came in second place,” he chuckled.
The draw that Kent entered took place in November 2016 and took him until the 20th of January to claim his winnings. He told Californian lottery officials that he wants to invest his money but won’t stop playing the lottery. “I’m going for all six numbers!” he said.
We wish Kent Li all the best of luck and massive congratulations!