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!