The US Powerball lottery winner has kicked off 2018 in style winning a $50,000 Powerball lottery prize!
The Powerball lottery player from Maryland in the USA said goodbye to 2017 and hello to a lottery fortune that will enable him to really enjoy the year ahead.
The lucky lottery winner won the amazing Powerball win amounting to $50,000 on August 23rd, but like so many usa lotto players who buy a Powerball ticket, the lucky winner forgot to double check the Powerball winning lottery numbers after the draw took place.
When he eventually came forward to claim his lucky US Powerball lottery win, he told lottery officials that he would prefer to remain anonymous, but he would let them know the details of the events up until claiming his lucky us lotto prize.
He told them that on the day he purchased his lucky lotto ticket (August 23rd 2017), he was on his way to the post office when he saw a Powerball lottery retailer. He decided to stop off and buy a Powerball lottery ticket.
“Something in my mind said you need to buy two Powerball tickets,” the lottery winner said, adding that the draw came and went and the fact that he had two tickets completely slipped his mind until two weeks later.
“Two weeks later, I looked up my ticket results and I was in shock and awe,” he said. “I had to get the winning ticket verified.”
He continued saying that he’s quite a regular lottery player, but thought that this time he would “try something different, and bought a Powerball ticket instead of his usual lotto preference.
It’s a good job he did, as the Powerball lotto game definitely proved extremely lucky for him. It’s not the first time however, that we’ve heard of a bus driver winning the lottery thanks to a last minute decision to change his game. A bus driver from Brooklyn in New York also recently won a top Cash4Life lottery prize having gone through the same process.
Even though he did get this his Powerball ticket verified, the lucky winner still took a further four months to claim usa lotto prize.
“I was just busy with work and stuff,” the bus driver said. “I realised that if I didn’t go soon, I wouldn’t be able to claim my winnings,” he laughed, referring to the 182-day deadline to claim Powerball prizes.
When asked what he plans to do with his Powerball lottery winnings, he said that he will use most of the winnings towards his imminent retirement. He continued saying that he would also like to buy himself a new guitar.
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