California Man Claims Tenth Largest Jackpot in U.S. History
Jeff Lindsay, of Menifee, California has claimed the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history worth $447.8 million for the drawing on Saturday June 10th. The jackpot is also the seventh largest Powerball jackpot ever to be won by a ticket holder. Jeff matched the winning numbers 20, 26, 32, 38, 58 and the Powerball 3 to win the jackpot prize.
Where was the winning ticket sold?
Jeff bought the winning ticket at Marietta Liquor and Deli, located at 27985 Bradley Rd, Sun City, in Menifee. He stopped at the store to buy a few Scratchers tickets and on a whim, bought 10 Powerball tickets. Jeff’s luck paid off when he heard that the Powerball jackpot was won by a ticket sold in Sun City.
On finding out about becoming a millionaire, Jeff told lottery officials exactly what it meant to his family: “We are obviously thrilled with this tremendous stroke of good luck and are still getting our arms around what it means for us”. Following the win, Jeff and his family have asked the media for privacy and released a statement, saying:
“We are private people and do not want to change who we are or become public figures and ask that people appreciate and respect our privacy. In order to help manage what has already been a somewhat overwhelming process, we have engaged a number of financial, legal and other advisors to guide us and help us make the best decisions possible.”
How will they spend the Powerball winnings?
The family plan on using the winnings to support themselves and plan on donating some funds to causes that are important to them. You can find out more about what happens when you win Powerball on the dedicated page.
In addition to the jackpot prize, the Marietta Liquor and Deli store will receive a bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket. You can learn more about how much retailers earn for selling winning tickets here.
Saturday’s Powerball Drawing
If you would like to have a chance at winning big, tickets for this Saturday’s drawing can be purchased from any authorized retailer in participating states or players can choose their numbers online. The jackpot is an estimate $201.3 million and the winning numbers will be available after the drawing on the Latest Numbers section.
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