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.